Robbie and LuckyChap Productions are teaming with Dan Lin and his Rideback banner to produce an adaptation of Tess Sharpe‘s gritty novel, tapping TV scribe Carly Wray (Westworld, Mad Men) to write the script, though it’s unlikely to feature a role for Robbie herself.
Published in March by Grand Central Publishing, Barbed Wire Heart follows Harley McKenna, the daughter of a violent meth dealer who raised her in his image. Not only can she take care of herself, but she also cares for others, running a women’s shelter for survivors of abuse. When a rival family (who killed her mother) makes a push into the McKennas’ territory, Harley is forced to stand up to them and her father without putting her shelter and its inhabitants in danger.
LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley will also produce alongside Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, whose Nick Reynolds will oversee the project for the company. LuckyChap has history with Wray, who adapted a New York Times Magazine article about female firefighters for the company.
Circling back to those aforementioned producing projects, Robbie is developing an adaptation of Marisa Lankester‘s memoir Dangerous Odds, a crime drama about sports betting; she’s developing Beautiful Things and Augmented with veteran producer Denise DiNovi; she partnered with Donald De Line, Amy Pascal and Rock Shaink to produce the Robin Hood reimagining Marian; and let’s not forget that she’s a producer on WB/DC’s Birds of Prey movie, having been the driving force behind that project, which will see her reprise her role as Harley Quinn. She also recently wrapped Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which she plays slain movie star Sharon Tate. She’s represented by CAA, Management 360 and Aran Michael Management.
Rideback is currently in post-production on Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin and WB’s animated sequel Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The company is also developing a horror movie based on the viral sensation Dear David for New Line, as Collider first reported.
Wray, who is also writing one of the Game of Thrones spinoff movies, is repped by WME and Grandview. Sharpe is repped by APA, and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news.
Hulu has given a series order to “Dollface” a comedy starring and executive produced by Kat Dennings, with Margot Robbie attached as an executive producer as well.
Dennings will play a young women who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
The project comes from writer Jordan Weiss, ABC Signature Studios, with Robbie and Brett Hedblom from LuckyChap Entertainment producing alongside Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan from Clubhouse Pictures, and Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Matt Spicer will executive produce and direct the first episode.
“Jordan is an exciting, new voice that has something specific and provocative to say about her generation,“ said Hulu’s senior VP of content, Craig Erwich. “As we seek out fresh perspectives and new, thought-provoking projects, ‘Dollface’ is exactly the type of relatable, yet distinct, series we know our audience will love. We can’t wait to work with Jordan and Kat, as well as our partners at ABC Signature Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, to bring this series to life.“
“Angie Tribeca” executive producer Ira Ungerleider will serve as showrunner. The 10-episode series will begin production next year.
“Reading Jordan’s script was like opening a window into my own brain,” said Dennings. “I’m so inspired by the stellar team we have around us and the unique world of this show, especially with Matt Spicer at the helm.”
The series marks Hulu’s third project with ABC Signature Studios following the recent pick-up of “Little Fires Everywhere,” as well as the first joint TV production project for LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, who together recently produced Robbie’s “I, Tonya” and who are in active pre-production on the untitled “Birds of Prey” film at Warner Bros.
The final poster has recently been released for one of Margots new projects, “Mary, Queen of Scots”. Which also stars Saoirse Ronan. It has been added into the gallery along with another poster that was released:
In an interview with Jan Stephenson on Golf Australia’s “Inside The Ropes”, Stephenson who has hoped to have a movie made about her career, she also has said one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses wanted to portray her rise from young Sydney athlete to become the face of the LPGA Tour.
“We’ve talked about doing a movie, Margot Robbie wants to play me,” Stephenson said.
“We’re very close to negotiating it and finishing (the deal).”
So looks like Margot may return to Aus at some stage to act and possibly produce the film like she did with “I, Tonya”? We will just have to wait and see.
More photos have surfaced from another day for Margot on the set of “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” which have been added to the gallery:
Margot has recently been back on set of her new project, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”. Supporting a baby bump, playing the late Sharon Tate who was pregnant when she was murdered by Charles Mansons followers in the 60’s. Set photos have been added to the gallery:
An impressive all-star-led film about Roger Ailes, former chairman and CEO of Fox News, has been in development for a few months now, and in recent weeks it has been gearing up for the start of production. However, in a surprising turn of events, the film will now likely face delays, given that Annapurna Pictures has dropped the title.
The untitled Roger Ailes project, starring John Lithgow, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie, is currently without a studio, according to The Hollywood Reporter – which cites that the move may have been made because of the film’s $35 million budget. That means that it is currently homeless, but that state may not last long. Filling the vacuum, BRON Studios, which has produced titles including Fences, The Birth of a Nation, and A Simple Favor, has signed on to co-finance the production, and Focus Features, Amblin and Participant Media are reportedly in talks to acquire the film.
The project about Fox News stars John Lithgow as the late Roger Ailes, who was tapped by media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 1996 to helm Fox News and Television. The executive was fired in 2016 by Murdoch after women, including television hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Malcolm McDowell signed on to play Murdoch yesterday and Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron have signed on to play Carlson and Kelly, respectively.
Margot Robbie is also set to star in the upcoming film as Kayla Pospisil, a fictional Fox associate producer. The film is being helmed by the director behind Trumbo, Austin Powers and Meet the Parents, Jay Roach, and the screenplay writer of The Big Short, Charles Randolph, is penning the script. Also featured in the star-studded main cast is Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.
The Fox News project starring a talented ensemble cast currently does not have a release date, but that should change when the film finds a new production company/distributor. We’ll continue to follow the development of this project as it continues.
It was first announced in 2014 that Mattel was partnering with Sony for a Barbie movie.
After talks with the likes of Amy Schumer, who fell through after schedule conflicts, and Anne Hatheway who was set to replace her, Mattel now are looking at Margot Robbie as their new Barbie Girl!
In January, Sony had pushed the movie’s release date from Aug. 8, 2018, to May 8, 2020, but then Mattel took back the rights.
But now not only could Margot star in the movie she could possibly be on board to produce the movie through her production banner, Lucky Chap with a partnership with Warner Bros. Which the studio is already getting ready to start on production, with Margot reprising her role as Harley Quinn in her own DC universe movie, Birds of Prey.
Source taken from Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Warner Bros. and DC entertainment are looking at releasing Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn inspired movie, “Birds of Prey”, in early February 2020 with filming due to start as early as Janurary next year!
Not much in the way of plot details at this current stage but there has been talks with actresses to play superhero roles including Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya, who take on the villain known as the Black Mask
Reports surfaced last week that several actresses tested with Robbie including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smolett-Bell, Margaret Qualley and Cristin Milioti. However, it’s likely we can expect some more announcements in the coming weeks.