‘Peter Rabbit’ will bring Potter to the big screen
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