Emma Thompson writing new `Peter Rabbit` book
New York: Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson is writing a new `Peter Rabbit` story.
The book is to be published by Penguin in September 2012.
Penguin announced Thursday the book will be called `The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.` The book will be set in Scotland, where Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter visited as a child.
Thompson has worked on other projects for young people, including `Nanny McPhee,` her film adaptation of Christianna Brand`s Nurse Matilda stories.
Thompson won an Oscar for her leading role in 1992`s `Howards End.` She won a second Oscar in 1996 for best adapted screenplay for `Sense and Sensibility.`