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News Briefs: ‘World War Z’ Director Tapped for Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’

World War Z / Winnie the Pooh

Christopher Robin: Marc Forster (World War Z, above) will direct Christopher Robin. The live-action fantasy adventure follows Robin, the boy in A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books — pictured above in Disney’s most recent animated version — as a grown-up businessman having troubles with his wife and daughter. The return of Pooh complicates everything. Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) wrote the screenplay, which reportedly features “strong elements of magical realism.” [THR]

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight: Director Michael Bay says the first teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight will arrive in theaters on December 16, attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The fifth installment in the Transformers series stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Isabela Moner; it opens in theaters on June 23. [Facebook]

Chloe Grace Moretz

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Chloe Grace Moretz will star in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, based on Emily Danforth’s novel. Sasha Lane (American Honey) is already set, along with John Gallagher Jr. and Jennifer Ehle. Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) cowrote the script with Cecilia Frugiuele and will direct. First published in 2012, the story revolves around a girl who develops an intimate relationship with another girl and is then sent to a camp for gay conversion therapy. [Deadline]

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker TV Spot: A steamy new TV spot for Fifty Shades Darker, first broadcast during the Latin Grammys, needs no translation. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star. It opens wide in theaters on February 10. [Movieclips]

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