Date: 27th September 2016
Star Wars' Daisy Ridley and Bridesmaids actress Rose Byrne are to join TV star and actor James Corden to voice a live action film adaptation of Peter Rabbit.
Corden is voicing the lead role of Peter, with Byrne playing the female lead, Bea. Ridley's role has not yet been announced.
The announcement comes in the year that marks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth.
Production begins in January, with the film set for release in April 2018.
The movie will be a collaboration between Columbia Pictures and Penguin Random House UK.
Penguin CEO Tom Weldon 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."
Source: Press Release