What We Know About CBS Films' 'Corduroy' Movie

Ride Along director Tim Story is in negotiations to helm the adaptation of the Don Freeman book.

What We Know About CBS Films' 'Corduroy' Movie

One of the "greatest children’s books of all time" and a current favorite of my two-year old daughter is finally coming to the big screen.

Director Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Fantastic Four) is in talks to helm Corduroy, based on Don Freeman's 1968 book of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter. CBS Films is on-board to produce with their usual distribution partner, Lionsgate Films (or possibly Paramount, if the CBS-Paramount merger happens soon).

The story, which takes place over the course of one night in a closed department store, follows a teddy bear who goes on an adventure to find his lost button so that he can find the home and the friend that he has always wanted. An African American girl and her mother eventually take him home. 

Many other Corduroy adventure stories have since been released. A Christmas Wish for Corduroy is a prequel set before the original book while Corduroy Lost and Found is a follow-up story where Corduroy gets lost doing the laundry with his new owner.

Surprisingly this will be the first big screen outing for Corduroy. The book was previously adapted for a short TV movie in 1984 and featured in two namesake animated series from 1997-1999 and 2000-2001.

CBS Films likely hopes they can have similar success as 2015's Paddington, which made nearly $270 million in global box office. Two sequels Paddington 2 and Paddington 3 are already in the works.

Related Posts

Special 10th Anniversary Re-Release of Christopher Nolan’s 'Inception' in Theaters July 17th

Jun. 14, 2020   |   To celebrate 10th Anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures is re-releasing of Chris... more

Siegfried & Roy Biopic Still Moving Forward

Jun. 14, 2020   |   Writer/director Michael Bully Herbig is in its final stages of writing the sc... more

Saban Films Sets U.S. Debut for ‘Most Wanted’ Starring Antoine Olivier Pilon and Josh Hartnett

Apr. 11, 2020   |   Saban Films picked up rights to distribute Most Wanted, the crime-thriller st... more

TCM Big Screen Classics Series Resumes This Summer; Starting with 'The Blues Brothers'

Jun. 14, 2020   |   The 2020 TCM Big Screen Classics Series from Fathom Events is returning this ... more