Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who directed “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” are directing the heist project.
Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who starred in ABC’s Pan Am, has been chosen to star opposite Will Smith in Focus, a Warner Bros. heist project being directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, THR has confirmed.
Focus is a two-hander about a con man who becomes romantically involved with a novice. He is then thrown off his game when the former flame shows up just as he’s staging an elaborate con in Buenos Aires.
The project has had its share of revolving doors. Requa and Ficarra originally wrote the script with Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in mind, but when the actors were unavailable, they moved to Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart. Affleck dropped out earlier in the year, and so did Stewart.
Smith came on board in April.
Robbie, who tested along with actresses including Michelle Williams and Rose Byrne, is expected to receive an official offer shortly.
She will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
“The Wolf of Wall Street”‘s Margot Robbie, “The Lone Ranger”‘s Ruth Wilson and “Rush” actress Alexandra Maria Lara have joined WWII romantic drama “Suite Francaise”, according to Deadline. Michelle Williams stars in the adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s unfinished novel of the same name opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and Sam Riley.
Saul Dibb is directing the film which follows Williams’ Lucille, a young French woman who is left in the care of her domineering mother-in-law when her husband goes off to war. She ends up falling for the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to guard their home. Riley will play a French officer named Benoit, but it’s unclear if he is Lucille’s husband. Kristin Scott Thomas is also part of the cast, presumably as Lucille’s mother in law. Filming began this week, with The Weinstein Company already on board to distribute. So we’re probably looking at a 2014 Oscar early entry here.
Here are two versions of the trailer for ‘About Time’! Margot is featured in the International Version.
What if you could go back in time and relive any moment in your life, in order to get it right? That’s the mind-boggling ability that 21-year old Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he possesses – thanks to a genetic trait passed down by the men on his father’s (Bill Nighy) side – in the new British romantic comedy, About Time.
About Time begins a limited release in U.S. theaters on November 1st, 2013, followed by a wider release on November 8th. Those who live in the UK get to see the movie two months earlier, when it opens on September 6th.
Garrett Hedlund is set to lead Violent Talent, a crime drama that will serve as the directorial debut of Matthew Michael Carnahan. Deadline has the story, reporting that Hedlund will be joined by Margot Robbie and Toby Kendall.
The film, which takes place in present day Chicago, follows Hedlund as Eamon, a man who, alongside his friends Angel (Kebbell) and Quan (Ahmed) plans to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld.
Violent Talent will be produced by Tracy Falco through Defender Entertainment.
AUSTRALIA’S Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie are favourites to play Cinderella in a new Disney adaptation.
The actors were named yesterday alongside British actor Lily James as the contenders for the role in Cinderella, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Landing the job would be a coup for any of the starlets, who are all making names for themselves working their way up the Hollywood ladder. Robbie got her start on Neighbours and is best known internationally for US TV series Pan Am and will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Heathcote was also on Neighbours and was in Dark Shadows and In Time.
Initially, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Les Miserables’ Amanda Seyfried were in the mix.
Cate Blanchett is attached to the film to play Lady Madonna Tremaine, Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
With such a strong Aussie line-up, perhaps they’ll film at Sydney’s Fox Studios.
We are dying to hear who Branagh will cast as the handsome prince. Could we suggest Chris Hemsworth or his brother Liam?
Cinderella will be the latest in a long line of fairytale adaptations.
Credit to Ana for sharing this with me! Its a scene Margot shoots for one of her upcoming films “About Time” starring Rachel McAdams! Tho excuse the person who uploaded this as they say she’s Rachel but its defiantly Margot!! Enjoy =D
Hey guys, sorry there has been next to no updates on Margot at the moment tho you can own Pan Am on DVD at the end of Janurary!
The Jet Age just hit full swing and leading the way are Pan Am’s elite stewardesses who can navigate any culture and overcome any challenge. From New York City to the edge of the world, they will discover romance, natural dangers and exotic intrigue in a lush recreation of 1963 that will take your breath away. Christina Ricci (Penelope, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) leads an accomplished cast including Karine Vanasse (Midnight in Paris), Kelli Garner (The Aviator), Margot Robbie (Neighbours), Mike Vogel (The Help) and Michael Mosley (The Proposal). Join the journey in all 14 exciting episodes collected in this complete edition of the original series “Pan Am.”
The short-lived (14 episodes) program that aired on the ABC network – starring Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Sleepy Hollow), Margot Robbie (Neighbours), Mike Vogel (The Help, Cloverfield, Grounded for Life) and Kelli Garner (G-Force) – is coming to DVD! This period piece set in the ’60s tried to look as realistic for the era as possible, and included guest stars and recurring cast such as Annabelle Wallis (The Tudors), Jeremy Davidson (Salt, Army Wives), Jay O. Sanders (Green Lantern), Goran Višnjic (ER, Leverage), Erin Cummings (Detroit 1-8-7, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and Ashley Greene (The Twilight Sage).
Sony is planning to release all 14 episodes to stores on January 29th for $30.99 SRP. The information provided by the studio refers to this as a “season one” set, but the title of this DVD release is presumably going to be finalized as “Pan Am – The Complete Series, considering that the show has been formally cancelled. Sony also has conflicting information at this time about whether this is a 3-disc or a 4-disc set. They show it to be an anamorphic widescreen release with soundtracks in English 5.1, English Dolby Stereo, and French Dolby Stereo. There is also closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Package art isn’t ready yet, but stay tuned! While you wait, be sure to pre-order your copy from Amazon.com!