‘Peter Rab­bit’ will bring Pot­ter to the big screen

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Bri­tish stars James Cor­den and Daisy Ri­d­ley will help to bring the clas­sic chil­dren’s tales of Peter Rab­bit to the big screen, Sony’s Columbia Pictures stu­dios has said.

Cor­den, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, will voice Peter Rab­bit and ac­tress Rose Byrne will voice a char­ac­ter named Bea in the live­ac­tion CGI pro­duc­tion directed by Will Gluck.

The film is due to be re­leased in April 2018.

An­nounce­ment of the film co­in­cides with the 150th an­niver­sary of the birth of au­thor Beatrix Pot­ter, whose The Tale of Peter Rab­bit was first pub­lished in 1902. It was fol­lowed by 23 sto­ries in­volv­ing such char­ac­ters as Mrs Twiggy-Win­kle, Jemima Pud­dleDuck and Squir­rel Nutkin.

Pot­ter’s sto­ries were in­spired by the Bri­tish coun­try­side and are a global mer­chan­dis­ing fran­chise.

Star Wars ac­tress Ri­d­ley and The Night Man­ager star El­iz­a­beth De­bicki will also be part of the voice cast. – Reuters

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