Emma Thompson to pen new Peter Rabbit tale

London: English actress Emma Thompson is in talks to pen a new Peter Rabbit story to mark the 110th anniversary of Beatrix Potter`s original story.

The Oscar-winning actress told US chat show host Craig Ferguson that she “had a lovely little job offer” from the publishers of the children’s book series.

“They asked me to write a new story, so I’m going to take him to Scotland,” she said.

It is expected that the story will be published in 2012.

“We are currently in talks with Emma Thompson regarding her writing a Peter Rabbit story to commemorate 110 years of Peter Rabbit in 2012,” The BBC quoted Jennifer Cooper from publishers Frederick Warne as saying.