Margot Robbie And Nicole Kidman’s Fox News Movie Just Hit A Serious Roadblock.

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.

Source: cinemablend.com/

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Margot Robbie in talks to star and produce a ‘Barbie’ Movie.

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.

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Margot Robbie’s ‘Birds of Prey’ to Open in February 2020.

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.

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Margot Robbie, Matthias Schoenaerts to Star in World War II Thriller ‘Ruin’ – Variety

Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts will star in the independent World War II thriller “Ruin.”

Justin Kurzel (“Assassin’s Creed”) will direct from a Black List script by Ryan and Matthew Firpo. Marc Butan of MadRiver Pictures is producing alongside Kurzel. MadRiver’s Ara Keshishian is executive producing alongside Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures, who are co-financing. Shooting is set to start in the spring in Prague.

The deal was announced Wednesday on the eve of the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival. CAA Media Finance packaged the film and is handling the U.S. rights while IMR International is launching foreign sales at TIFF.

Robbie will portray a Holocaust survivor in the ruins of post-WWII Germany, who is forced to make an unlikely alliance with an ex-SS captain, played by Schoenaerts, in her quest to exact revenge. Together, they hunt down the surviving members of the captain’s former Nazi death squad.

Robbie received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” which she produced as well under her LuckyChap banner. She will next star as Queen Elizabeth I in “Mary Queen of Scots” for Focus Features alongside Saoirse Ronan. Robbie is in production on Quentin Tarantino’s “One Upon a Time in Hollywood,” playing Sharon Tate, and will next play Harley Quinn in the untitled “Birds of Prey” film for Warner Bros., which she is also producing.

Schoenaerts can next be seen in David Oelhoffen’s “Close Enemies,” premiering at the Venice Film Festival; Thomas Vinterberg’s “Kursk,” which will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s “Mustang,” which Focus Features will be releasing next year.

Kurzel made his debut directing “The Snowtown Murders,” followed by “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and the adaptation of “Assassin’s Creed.”

Robbie is represented by Management 360, CAA, Aran Michael Management and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Schoenaerts is represented by CAA and UBBA in Europe; and Kurzel by CAA and Katie Richter in Australia. Ryan and Matthew Firpo are represented by UTA and LBI Entertainment.

Source: variety.com/

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First look at Margot playing Sharon Tate in “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”.

Margot recently posted a photo on Instagram of her in character for her next project currently in the works playing the infamous Sharon Tate who was brutally murdered by cult leader Charles Manson’s followers. The movie titled “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” which has been written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, is set to be released in August next year. She stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt amongst other big names.

Plotline: “A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.”

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Fox News movie: Margot Robbie joins Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.

(L-R) Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, and Nicole Kidman.

Margot Robbie is reportedly in talks to join Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in Annapurna’s upcoming film about the Fox News sexual abuse scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Kidman is slated to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who blew the whistle on the company’s culture of sexism and harassment when she and more than two dozen other women accused chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who died in 2017, of sexual harassment. Theron, who is also a co-producer, will play Megyn Kelly, another former Fox News anchor who said she experienced “explicit quid-pro-quo sexual harassment” at the hands of her former boss, Ailes.

Robbie, fresh off an Oscar nomination for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, will reportedly play an associate producer at the network. The film, which has yet to be titled, will be written by The Big Short screenwriter Charles Randolph and directed by Jay Roach, best known for directing 2015’s Trumbo and the Austin Powers films.

The project is the second so far to zero in on Ailes’ 20-year reign at Fox News and the toxic culture that spawned from it. Showtime recently picked up an eight-episode series based on Gabriel Sherman’s Ailes biography and Fox News exposé The Loudest Voice in the Room. Russell Crowe will play the disgraced network chairman.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Annapurna project will be an ensemble, which means other prominent figures in the Fox News orbit – like former 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch, former anchor Greta Van Susteren and axed host Bill O’Reilly – may be included.

Theron will be joined by fellow co-producers Beth Kono and AJ Dix, as well as Roach, Randolph and Margaret Riley.

Source: theguardian.com/

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Trailer for “Mary, Queen of Scots” has been released.

Watch here the new trailer for Margots next movie starring along side Saorise Ronan.

Yes, queens. Focus Features released the trailer Wednesday for “Mary Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The royal period drama features the pair of A-listers battling for the English throne amid complex family ties.

Directed by Josie Rourke and set in the 1500s, “Mary Queen of Scots” is based on the true story of two ruling monarchs — and cousins — who both believe they are the rightful heirs to the English crown. Ronan plays the titular Scottish queen on a mission to overthrow the presiding English monarchy, while Robbie portrays Elizabeth I, fighting to maintain her spot on the English throne.

Amid her attempted coup, Mary, Queen of Scots is sentenced to multiple years in prison and, eventually, execution. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, “Mary Queen of Scots” will hit theaters Dec. 7.

Source: Variety.com

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