Perhaps the most lovable member of the Hundred Acre Wood is the jittery Piglet, and the fan-favorite role has now been cast for live-action.
In Disney's upcoming Christopher Robin, Piglet will be played by Nutcracker and the Four Realms actor Nick Mohammed (via Tracking Board). Mohammed joins a talented cast that includes Brad Garret (Eeyore), Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), Haley Atwell (Christopher Robin's wife Evelyn), Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin's daughter Madeline Robin), Mark Gatiss (Robin's boss Giles), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Ralph Butterworth), and Jim Cummings, who will reprise the role of Winnie The Pooh.
The film will revolve around McGregor's Christopher Robin, who is all grown up now with a family, leaving the Hundred Acre Wood in his past. It won't remain there though, and that will open the door for a reunion between Robin and beloved characters like Winnie The Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.
What exactly draws Christopher Robin to his old stomping grounds is unknown, but it might have to do with his family tiring of his workload, seemingly brought on by his unwavering boss Giles. It seems like Winnie The Pooh and crew might just be the thing Christopher Robin needs to realize what really matters in life, right?
In addition to Nutcracker, Mohammed also featured in the critically lauded The Martian, as well as Uncle, Bridget Jone's Baby, The Last Dragonslayer, and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. He is currently filming the television mini-series Collateral.
The screenplay for Christopher Robin is being written by Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) and will be directed by Marc Foster (World War Z/Quantum of Solace).
Christopher Robin joins the rapidly expanding line of Disney live-action films, which aside from one or two misses have all hit the mark both critically and commercially. Disney's last live-action project, Beauty and the Beast, cleaned up at the box office. On a budget of $160 million, Beauty and the Beast brought in over $504 million domestically with a worldwide total of over $1.2 billion.
Disney also has live-action adaptations of properties like The Lion King, Aladdin and Mulan in development, and is working on sequels to hits like Maleficent and the Jungle Book, which is already in development with director Jon Favreau attached.