Columbia Pictures and Penguin Random House UK’s Frederick Warne & Co imprint are bringing Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit to the big screen.
The live-action/CG motion film will be directed by Will Gluck and made at Animal Logic, the Australian based animation and visual FX production studio which worked on The LEGO Movie.
James Corden is set to voice Peter, with Rose Byrne starring in the lead live-action role of Bea. Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki have also been confirmed for the the voice cast.
Frederick Warne has been Beatrix Potter’s publisher since its publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902 and is the holder of the Peter Rabbit and the Beatrix Potter brands and associated trademarks.
Tom Weldon, CEO Penguin Random House UK said: “We at Penguin Random House UK are delighted to be working with Columbia Pictures.
“As custodians of Beatrix Potter’s brand and legacy, we are excited about the opportunity this production will bring to engage a whole new audience with the world of Beatrix Potter and one of her best-loved characters, the mischievous Peter Rabbit.’
Will Gluck added: “I am delighted to be teaming up with Frederick Warne. Their expertise and stewardship is absolutely critical to making a film that honors the legacy of Beatrix Potter.”
Production on Peter Rabbit is due to commence in January 2017, and is due for worldwide release in April 2018.