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James Corden and Rose Byrne to Star in Part Live-Action, Part Animation-Adaptation of Peter Rabbit

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First, they brought The Lion King to the crosswalk, and now they’re bringing Peter Rabbit to the big screen: James Corden and Rose Byrne are on board for a part CG-animation (the rabbit part, if Vulture was a betting man), part live-action adaptation of the classic children’s book stories. Corden, who hasn’t stepped away from his Late Late Show duties for a film role since going Into the Woods, will take on another woodland role, voicing Peter Rabbit, while Byrne is nearing a deal to appear in the flesh as an unspecified character. Will Gluck will direct what Variety says is a “modern interpretation” of the Beatrix Potter stories about the rivalry between the titular rabbit and Mr. McGregor. However this thing turns out, it’s gotta be better than Hop, right?

James Corden, Rose Byrne Set for Peter Rabbit