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PETER RABBIT (2018): Domhnall Gleeson Cast As Mr. McGregor

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Domhnall Gleeson To Play Mr. McGregor In Peter Rabbit

Domhnall Gleeson is set to appear in Peter Rabbit as the devious farmer who tries to capture the title character.

Gleeson is recognizable to audiences as Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ General Hux, working alongisde Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren to crush the rebel forces. He is also known for playing a supporting role as the leader of the trapping team that leaves Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character for dead in The Revenant.

In addition to Peter Rabbit, Gleeson is set to appear in the upcoming A. A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin:

The Peter Rabbit movie will be directed by Will Gluck and made at Animal Logic, the Australian based animation and visual FX production studio. Animal Logic previously created the animation for the global blockbuster The LEGO Movie. Will Gluck (Olive Bridge Entertainment) and Zareh Nalbandian (Animal Logic Entertainment) are both attached to produce the feature, with Doug Belgrad serving as Executive Producer. The screenplay is by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck. Jodi Hildebrand of Olive Bridge and Jason Lust will also serve as executive producers.

With this film, Columbia and Frederick Warne will bring Beatrix Potter’s beloved character Peter Rabbit to a new family audience. Frederick Warne has been Beatrix Potter’s publisher since its publication of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” in 1902 and is the home of Peter Rabbit and the Beatrix Potter brand.

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