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James Corden will get the 'Peter Rabbit' movie hopping at Sony

LOS ANGELES — James Corden is in negotiations to voice Beatrix Potter's furry friend Peter Rabbit in a live-action/CG hybrid movie taking shape at Sony, Mashable has confirmed.

Rose Byrne is also in negotiations to join the project in a live-action role.

Will Gluck (Easy A) is directing from a script by Rob Lieber that he's currently revising. Gluck is also producing with Zareh Nalbandian of Animal Logic Entertainment.

The story is expected to find mischievous Peter Rabbit at odds with Mr. McGregor, an old man eager to keep rabbits out of his cherished garden.

The film is expected to feature an international cast in an effort to appeal to global audiences. Of course, Potter's rabbit and bunny-based books are beloved worldwide, and Corden is a nice vocal fit for the character, given his delightful British accent and ... singing? 

Sony had also offered Corden a voice role in its animated Emojimovie: Express Yourself, though it appears the Late Late Show host has made his choice.

Byrne recently reprised her roles in the summer sequels X-Men: Apocalypse and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. The Australian actress previously worked with Gluck on Sony's remake of Annie.

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