Zellweger to Star in "Potter" Biopic

by | September 29, 2005 | Comments

No, not Harry Potter! Beatrix Potter, creator of the classic "Peter Rabbit" stories, is getting the biopic treatment, and according to Variety, it looks like Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor will be co-starring together.

"Chris Noonan, who has not helmed a feature since 1995’s "Babe," will direct a script by Richard Maltby Jr. Shooting is (scheduled) to begin on location in the U.K. in March.

"Miss Potter" explores the life of the author of such beloved children’s books as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and her struggle for independence in Victorian England. Live-action pic will have some animated elements."