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Kelly Macdonald joins Goodbye Christopher Robin

Kelly Macdonald in No Country For Old Men

Story by Jack Foley

KELLY Macdonald has joined Goodbye Christopher Robin, a new film about children’s author A. A. Milne.

The Boardwalk Empire luminary will line up alongside Domhnall Gleeson, who will play the famed author, and Margot Robbie, who is attached to play Christopher Robin’s mother Daphne.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Macdonald will play his nanny, Olive.

The story will focus on Milne’s relationship with his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the characters in Winnie the Pooh. It will also show how the family became swept up in the international success of the books, as the tales bring hope and comfort to England after World War I.

Simon Curtis, who has previously helmed Woman in Gold and My Week With Marilyn, is directing the biopic from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan.

Scottish actress Macdonald is perhaps best known for her recurring role alongside Steve Buscemi in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire but she has also voiced the lead character Merida in Pixar’s animated film Brave and was most recently seen in Netflix’s comedy Special Correspondents, written and directed by Ricky Gervais

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