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What we know about the new Margot Robbie movie being filmed in Uxbridge (and why we can't wait to see it)

Filming spotted at Randalls is thought to be for a new  movie based on the life of Winnie the Pooh creator A A Milne

Uxbridge residents might have spotted a lot of excitement around the town recently as camera crews, actors, and filming equipment have popped up during production of an expected Margot Robbie film.

A black screen was recently constructed in Vine Street and high-powered lighting systems were set up as men in period suits were spotted inside Randalls department store.

The next morning there was more excitement as the front of the historic shop was transformed into a New York-style toy shop and Vine Street became host to hot dog stands and classic cars.

Rumours online point towards the filming of a new Margot Robbie film about the life of beloved children's author A A Milne, who wrote the timeless Winnie the Pooh series.

Here is everything we know about the film so far:

All-star cast

Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad

The film is guaranteed to be a star-studded cast as Hollywood golden girl Margot Robbie is due to play a major role in the film, believed to be titled Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Robbie, hot of the box office (but not critical) success of the comic book adaptation Suicide Squad, will be starring alongside another big Hollywood name, Dohmnall Gleeson.

The Irish actor has already hit our screens in massive films like the Harry Potter series and the Star Wars reboots.

Domhnall Gleeson(Image: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald is also listed amongst the cast after her long term success in film from Trainspotting in 1996 to Harry Potter in 2011.

Despite the Hollywood stars attached to filming in Uxbridge, we've yet to spot Miss Robbie around the town, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled.

If you spot any A-listers, be sure to let us know and send us your celebrity selfies.

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Studio near Uxbridge playing a major role

Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath.

The hugely historic Pinewood Studios just outside Uxbridge are believed to be playing a major part in the production of the new A A Milne film.

Its past stretches back to the early years of the 20 century and Pinewood, in Iver Heath, has been home to many massive film and television projects, and is the home of the James Bond franchise.

Recent years have seen big Hollywood names descending on the studio during filming for Star Wars, The Hobbit series and even Marvel comic book adaptations such as Doctor Strange.

PINEWOOD Studios iver heath

According to the Internet Movie Database, current production companies involved in the project are Fox Searchlight Pictures, Pathe, and Pinewood Films.

Film will follow the life of beloved author

Winnie the Pooh

Goodbye Christopher Robin will follow the life of the author of the hugely popular Winnie the Pooh children's books, A A Milne.

The books were inspired by toys owned by Milne's son Christopher Robin, and he created a magical world where the toys came to life.

Milne, born in Kilburn in 1882, published the first collection of Pooh Bear stories in 1926.

It is believed the film will follow Milne's family and their struggle to deal with newfound international fame after the success of the books.

Alan Alexander Milne (1882 - 1956) in 1920, author of the famous 'Winnie the Pooh' books(Image: (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British director with period drama experience

The film's British director Simon Curtis has a long track record with period drama on both the big and small screen.

In 1997, Curtis director a TV mini-series for the BBC, based on the classic Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield.

He has also had a hand in directing episodes of the BBC's hugely popular Cranford show and more recently turned his hand to Hollywood film-making in My Week with Marilyn.

Uxbridge history on screen

Photo by @balconyshirts

One thing we do know is that a piece of Uxbridge history will be making an appearance on the big screen after the filming at Randalls.

The 123-year-old family business closed its doors for the last time in January 2015 and played host to films crews last week.

From the photos we've seen (courtesy of Balcony Shirts in Windsor Street), Randalls was transformed into a popular New York toy store of the same name, so as long as the scene finds its way into the final edit, we will be seeing the historic part of our town on screen.

Photo by @balconyshirts

The shop was owned at its end by the former MP for Uxbridge and South Sir John Randall.

Sir John said the decision to cease trading was harder than the decision to step down as an MP .

If there's anything we've missed, or if you've heard any more rumours or details about the film, make sure to let us know on Facebook or Twitter .

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