Deadline.com says that Corden, a Tony winner for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, will provide the voice for Peter Rabbit; Byrne will be seen in the live-action part of Bea. Also providing voices are Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki.
Will Gluck will direct the film, which the Hollywood Reporter previously described as a “modern interpretation centering on the rivalry between mischievous young hopper Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor, a senior trying to keep a rabbit-free garden.”
Rob Lieber penned the screenplay, which features revisions by Gluck.
Filming is expected to begin in January 2017 with an April 2018 release date.