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James Corden and Rose Byrne to star in Peter Rabbit movie

James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

Story by Jack Foley

JAMES Corden and Rose Byrne are in talks to star in a film based on Beatrix Potter’s much-loved creation Peter Rabbit.

The as-yet untitled film is described as a contemporary, comedic take on the source material which will be a hybrid of live action and animation.

The story will focus on the rivalry between Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor.

British actor and talk-show host Corden is set to provide the voice of the titular character while Bridesmaids and Spy star Byrne is in talks to join him in an as-yet unspecified role.

Will Gluck, whose credits include Annie and Easy A, will direct.

Corden’s most recent film roles include the musical Into The Woods and Kill Your Friends. He is also voicing a character in animated movie Trolls.

Byrne was last seen in sequels Bad Neighbours 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse. She will next be heard providing her voice in the Australian animation The Larrikins alongside Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman, and recently signed up to star with Oprah Winfrey in HBO drama The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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