- Title: 'Peter Rabbit' coming to big screen, James Corden in voice cast
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 7, 2015) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF JAMES CORDEN BEING INTERVIEWED ON RED CARPET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2016) (REUTERS) JIMMY FALLON WITH JAMES CORDEN BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DAISY RIDLEY AT AMPAS STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 15, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ROSE BYRNE SPEAKING TO REPORTER ON THE RED CARPET
- Embargoed: 11th October 2016 06:06
- Keywords: Columbia Pictures Sony Beatrix Potter " Rose Byrne "Peter Rabbit Daisy Ridley James Corden
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS, CALIIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES / / HIGASHI MATSUYAMA, JAPAN
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS, CALIIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES / / HIGASHI MATSUYAMA, JAPAN
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA00251CAN9P
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: 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 said on Monday (September 26).
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 live-action 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 of involving such characters as Mrs. Twiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin.
Potter's stories were inspired by the English and Scottish 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.
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