Filming underway on Disney’s next feature
Disney’s latest feature to set up a UK shoot has begun principal photography at a major studio.
Cameras started to roll around ten days ago on Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell.
Marc Forster is at the helm to direct the film which is said to be centred on the character of Christopher Robin as an adult who, as a work-driven businessman, has lost his sense of imagination – until he is re-visited by his childhood pals from The Hundred Acre Wood.
The feature is produced by Brigham Taylor, whose recent credits include The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.
Production Intelligence subscribers have been following Christopher Robin on the site since we first listed it in March. We have since updated with details of the key UK crew involved and the studio.
Disney has chosen the UK for several of its live-action reboots over the last few years, a move which looks set to continue as projects such as Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Tim Burton’s Dumbo are booked into major studios for months to come.
Disney is one of many inward investors responsible for making up £880m of the overall feature film production spend of £982m in the UK from January-June this year, according to recent figures from the BFI.
Ewan McGregor photo via Getty Images/FilmMagic/Jason LaVeris.
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