Peter Rabbit coming to big screen

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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 studio said.

Corden, host of CBS’s “The Late Show’’, would voice Peter Rabbit, while actress Rose Byrne would 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.

History

Announcement of the film coincided 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.

The English and Scottish countryside inspired Potter’s stories and were a global merchandising franchise.

“Star Wars” actress Ridley and “The Night Manager” star Elizabeth Debicki would also be part of the voice cast.

NAN/Reuters