Margot Robbie to Produce Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Augmented’ for Warner Bros.

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Margot Robbie and Denise Di Novi have come on board as producers for Warner Bros. on the Mark Townsend science-fiction thriller “Augmented”.

The studio has acquired the rights to Townsend’s spec script and is keeping the logline under wraps. No actors are attached to “Augmented” at this point.

Both Robbie and Di Novi have first-look deals with Warner Bros. Carmen Lewis will also produce for Di Novi, along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara through Robbie’s LuckyChap company. Warner Bros. executives Chantal Nong and Sheila Walcott will oversee the project.

Townend’s time-travel script “Contingency Protocol” appeared on the 2016 Black List with Bellevue Productions, Storyscape Entertainment, and Weed Road attached to produce and Broad Green financing.

Robbie signed her first-look deal last year. She has starred in three Warner Bros. films — “Focus,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” and “Suicide Squad.” She’s starring in “Suicide Squad” spinoff “Gotham City Sirens” for her character Harley Quinn and will executive produce.

Robbie is also starring in the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and in Fox Searchlight’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which opens Oct. 13. She’s also a producer on “I, Tonya.”

Di Novi made her directorial debut with Rosario Dawson’s “Unforgettable.” She produced Robbie’s “Focus” and has dozens of producing credits dating back to 1988’s “Heathers.”

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, and Jackoway Tyerman. DiNovi is repped by CAA, Rain Management Group, and Bloom Hergott. Townend is repped by Verve, Bellevue, and Marios Rush.

Source: variety.com/

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Margot Robbie Brings Winnie the Pooh’s Backstory to Life in the Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer.

Goodbye Christopher Robin’s newest trailer was released Thursday on Robbie’s Instagram account. The film tells the story of popular British author A. A. Milne (Gleeson) and his wife Daphne de Sélincourt Milne (Robbie) as he crafts Pooh Bear and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood with the help of the couple’s son, Christopher Robin. Oh, and the help of Christopher’s stuffed animals, too.

But although the first Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer seemed to attempt to garner award-season buzz with its pleasant British colloquialisms and literary nostalgia, this one chooses to dig deeper into the psyche of A.A. Milne, who was experiencing major bouts of PTSD after returning home from serving as a captain during World War I. Will he be able to write his whimsical, honey-guzzling tales after what he witnessed overseas? And perhaps more poignantly, should he? Although we know the answer now, it gave Milne a major crisis of conscience at the time, especially considering his writing would propel his family to a level of fame he was never going to be comfortable with.

Also starring period drama staple Kelly Macdonald and Fleabag’s delightful Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Goodbye Christopher Robin will be released on October 13. They will not be playing Kanga or Piglet, sorry.

Source: wmagazine.com/

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Warner Bros. Developing HARLEY QUINN vs. JOKER Spin-Off Movie.

It’s already been known for some time now that ‘Gotham City Sirens’ will essentially be a Harley Quinn movie, but now it appears that Warner Bros. want more of Margot Robbie’s character.

According to a new report from Screen Rant, a Harley Quinn vs. Joker spin-off movie is in development:

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are developing a live-action film pitting Harley Quinn against The Joker, Screen Rant has learned. This project is set within the DCEU and is addition to the Suicide Squad sequel (Jaume Collet-Serra is reportedly in the running to direct) and the in-development Gotham City Sirens which sees Margot Robbie’s Quinn in another feature directed by David Ayer.

The project is described as a spinoff and Geoff Johns is set to produce. No story details or production dates have been set as of yet, but it’s possible we learn more during the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con International tomorrow where they kick off the big day in the convention center’s Hall H.

Source: screengeek.net/

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Quentin Tarantino tackling Manson Family murders for new film, wants Margot Robbie for Sharon Tate.

Quentin Tarantino may have settled on his next project.

In somewhat surprising news, word is that Tarantino could be soon tackling a film that revolves around the brutal Manson Family murders. Not only that, it looks like the film will have some big names on board as well.

THR broke the news, reporting that Tarantino has already penned what could be a “unique take” on the infamous murders and naming both Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence as potential stars. Deadline has added that Aussie actress Margot Robbie and Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson have also been approached.

No details regarding the plot have been revealed, although THR is reporting that one of the script’s stories focuses on Sharon Tate, actress and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was eight months pregnant when she and four other occupants were murdered in ’69. Manson and some of his followers were given life sentences in prison.

It’s still early days, but the project is expected to start making the studios rounds after USA’s Labor Day (September 4), with a possible plan to start filming in mid-2018. Stay tuned as this one develops.

This still-untitled project be the penultimate film for the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker. Tarantino has repeatedly stated that he intends to stop directing movies after his 10th is completed.

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Margot one of a few Australian film stars welcomed into The Academy.

Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie may not have Oscars, but they can help decide who wins them.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has beefed up its Australian membership with Hemsworth, Robbie, Joel Edgerton, Nick Cave and Rebel Wilson, on the back of her recent Australian court win, among new recruits invited to join Hollywood’s most exclusive club.

The Academy, organisers of the Oscars, announced on Wednesday 774 artists from 57 countries were extended membership invites, a huge bump in what it historically hands out each year.

It will increase the organisation’s membership numbers to more than 7000.

The Academy has been on a major membership drive the past two years after being criticised for a lack of diversity among the members who vote for the Oscars each year.

Source: skynews.com.au/

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The First Poster For Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Movie posters for Goodbye Christopher Robin, the upcoming biopic about Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne, have hit the web. Directed by Simon Curtis, the British film from Pinewood Studios and distributed by Pathé in the UK, Fox Searchlight in the U.S., takes a look at the relationship between Milne and his son, upon whom the character Christopher Robin is based and takes his name, and how the family is affected by the success of the Winnie the Pooh books.The official description:

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin hits theaters this Fall.

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Margot Robbie to Star in, Produce Bank Robber Thriller ‘Dreamland’.

Robbie’s banner Lucky Chap Entertainment is producing the Dust Bowl saga with Automatik, one of the companies behind Jeff Nichols’ ‘Loving.’
Margot Robbie is set to star in Dreamland, a thriller that will be directed by Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.

Robbie will also produce under her Lucky Chap Entertainment banner. Also producing are Lucky Chap’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, as well as Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik.

Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment is producing and financing Dreamland, which Sierra/Affinity will introduce at this year’s Cannes Film Market. CAA and WME are co-repping domestic sales.

Written by Nicolaas Zwart and on the 2015 Black List, Dreamland is set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. The story follows a 15-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, all with the goal of saving his family farm from foreclosure.

Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she’s far more than what the authorities claim her to be. Robbie will play the bank robber.

The producers are hoping to bring a balance of nostalgic beauty and gritty realism to the proceedings as well as a balance between a sense of romanticism and a sense of violence.

Automatik, run by Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger, has been involved in the making of Jeff Nichols’ dramas Midnight Special and Loving, as well as La La Land. It is currently in preproduction on Finale, Chris Weitz’s thriller about the hunt for Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Joris-Peyrafitte made waves when he directed, co-wrote, scored and acted in As You Are, a teen drama set in the 1990s that won the special jury prize at the 2016 Sundance Film.

Robbie, who last year starred in both Suicide Squad and Legend of Tarzan, has two movies, both true life dramas, in the can: Miramax’s I, Tonya and Fox Searchlight’s Goodbye Christopher Robin. Her Lucky Chap banner produced Tonya and is developing several studio projects, among them Bad Monkeys for Universal and Fierce Kingdom for Warner Bros.

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, Aran Michael Management and Jackoway Tyerman. Joris-Peyrafitte is repped by WME, Grandview Management and attorneys Steve Warren and Huy Nguyen. Zwart, who has written on CW’s Riverdale, is repped by WME and Corrine Aquino at Rain Management Group.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com/

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Margot Robbie in talks to Play Queen Elizabeth in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.

Margot Robbie is in negotiations to play Queen Elizabeth in Focus Features and Working Title’s “Mary Queen of Scots,” opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Josie Rourke is directing the film with Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin producing.

The drama is based on the true story of Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

“Mary” has yet to be greenlit, but sources say things are headed in the right direction. If greenlit, the film would likely go sometime later this year.

Following the success of big hits like “Suicide Squad” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” this latest role gives the Australian-born Robbie a prestige part to add to her portfolio. It could also have awards season potential given Focus’ track record of pushing Oscar campaigns for its releases.

Source: variety.com

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Margot Robbie makes Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 list.

Margot Robbie has been featured in Time’s 100 Most Influential People Of 2017.

The Australian actress, 26, was joined on the list by fellow Hollywood stars Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and James Corden.

She was honoured by The Wolf Of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese:

Like no one else—that’s what Margot Robbie’s like. You’re asked this question a lot about actors—”What’s she like?”—and I’ve never been able to give an answer I’m happy with. With Margot, you can recall some classic precedents: the comedic genius of Carole Lombard, for her all-bets-off feistiness; Joan Crawford, for her grounded, hardscrabble toughness; Ida Lupino, for her emotional daring. Margot has all this in addition to a unique audacity that surprises and challenges and just burns like a brand into every character she plays. She clinched her part in The Wolf of Wall Street during our first meeting—by hauling off and giving Leonardo DiCaprio a thunderclap of a slap on the face, an improvisation that stunned us all.
This is not a complete answer to the perennial question, but it’s a start. Margot is stunning in all she is and all she does, and she will astonish us forever.

Time Magazine’s The 100 Most Influential People edition is available now

Source: dailymail.co.uk & time.com

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