Bold Films boards ‘Dangerous Odds’ starring Margot Robbie.

Bold Films has partnered with Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360, and LuckyChap Entertainment to finance and produce Dangerous Odds starring Margot Robbie.

Independent production and finance company Bold acquired the project in turnaround from Warner Bros, where LuckyChap has its first look deal.

The project is written by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and sees Robbie play a cleaning lady who rises to the top of an illegal sport betting company in the 80s, helping transform it into a billion dollar a year off-shore gambling criminal empire.

Previous Bold Films projects include Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, starring Miles Teller; and Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive with Ryan Gosling.

Bold Films Chairman Michel Litvak said: “We are incredibly excited to work with Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie at this momentous time in her career. She will do an amazing job bring this thrilling true story and fascinating character to life.”

LuckyChap Entertainment adds: “We are building LuckyChap off of a passion to tell female driven stories that feel original, unique and rebellious in nature – we found all of this in Marisa’s story and couldn’t be more excited to partner with Bold Films and 360 to bring Dangerous Odds to the screen.”

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Nissan electric vehicle ambassador Margot Robbie confirms new Formula E concept livery to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show.

PARIS – Nissan electric vehicle ambassador Margot Robbie today revealed during her first ever Facebook livestream that Nissan will premiere its new Formula E electric concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

In another first, the cameras, lights and equipment used to broadcast the live appearance were powered by the new Nissan LEAF battery.

Nissan announced last October that it will enter the fast-growing Formula E series in the 2018/19 season. The all-electric series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.

Last October, Margot announced the Nissan Electric Ecosystem that aims to transform the way you drive and live, and most recently, she announced three new Nissan sustainability pilot projects at Futures 3.0 in Oslo. The pilot projects aim to harness the skills, ingenuity and experience of Nissan’s global workforce to improve energy access and disaster relief. For more information please read here.

“The world is going electric and technology is getting smarter,” said Robbie. “Even the cameras today were powered using the Nissan LEAF – something I never thought a car would be able to do. It’s crazy in a way, but it’s another simple demonstration of how we can change the way we drive and live to create a cleaner and more sustainable world for everyone.”

Source: newsroom.nissan-global.com/

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Inside Margot Robbie’s high school: How former teachers remember her.

AT Somerset College, a private school in the central Gold Coast suburbs, there’s a buzz in the air.
The 2018 Academy Award nominations have been announced and the Mudgeeraba school has scored some serious bragging rights.

Current Somerset drama students tell me that’s her biggest legacy: the knowledge that even without connections you can make it in the industry with a bit of grit and a lot of hard work.

Year 12 student and aspiring actor Sebastian Angliss-Li, 17, says Robbie is often a topic of conversation, particularly among those interested in the arts.

“She walked the same grounds that we now walk on,” he says.
“It sounds cliche but it really shows us that anything is possible if you chase your dreams.

“It’s really cool when we do (in-house) plays because she directed and starred in one when she was at Somerset. That comes up a lot and every year there’s jokes about it.

“She was in Andrews House, the yellow house.”
Deputy Principal Michael Brohier, who was working at the school while Robbie was a student, says she was “normal and well-adjusted”.

“Most of the current students wouldn’t remember her because she graduated 11 years ago but there are quite a few teachers she still stays in touch with or has as a friend on Facebook,” he says.

“When she got a role on Neighbours we were very proud … but the fact she’s come this far so soon is incredible. She’s in the upper echelon of actors in Hollywood.”

Mr Brohier says Robbie “never got into trouble” at school and had a big group of friends.
“We’ve always had a big arts program at Somerset and entrepenurship is a big focus for us,” he says.
“Margot was so smart about everything and had a real strategy for how she was going to make it.
“She was very good academically and took a range of subjects like Spanish and legal studies but it was drama where she shone.

“She was a very normal student and well-adjusted. She graduated with a really strong bunch in her cohort including some fantastic young women … it’s great to see they’re all still friends.”
The school, which has undergone extensive renovations in the past decade, is also opening a new performing arts centre.

“We’d love to get Margot out here to open the building,” Mr Brohier says.
“I believe she actually got in touch with her old Italian teacher (Mr Scott Ham) when she was nominated for the Academy Award, which is quite significant.
“We wish her the best of luck.”

Student Piper Nairn, 15, who has worked on professional sets including Pirates of the Caribbean and Mako Mermaids, says Robbie’s portrayal is “flawless”.

“I’ve been doing a lot of acting workshops like those that Margot did,” she says.
“In I, Tonya you can really tell how much she’s grown as an actress … her American accent is flawless
“I have an agent in America who helps me get auditions … you have to accept 1000 ‘nos’ before you get a yes. That’s what Margot taught us: you have to learn to accept rejection then one day you’ll get a yes.”

Source: news.com.au/

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Graham Norton lines up Margot Robbie and more for later this month.

On Friday, February 16, we’re being treated to both Oscar-nominated actresses from true-life drama I,Tonya, Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

With them will be Get Out’s British star Daniel Kaluuya (yes, Oscar-nominated, it’s getting a bit tiresome now, isn’t it?), whose next movie is upcoming Marvel film Black Panther.

Finally, for a bit of variety, we’ll hear from Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, who will be playing Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider, and there will be music from Camila Cabello, performing her hit song ‘Havana’.

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Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman are now in that ‘Crocodile Dundee’ film that’s a tourism ad.

While reboots have long been the rage in film, news of an alleged Crocodile Dundee sequel just seemed too good to be true.

And look, the doubters could be right. As per recent reports, the whole thing might just be one big Super Bowl ad for Australian tourism, and we tell you what, the newest Dundee trailer certainly aids the conspiracy.

The trailer reveals the entire star-studded cast, all Aussies in Hollywood of course: Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, Jessica Mauboy, and Luke Bracey.

That’s on top of Danny McBride as the son of Mick Dundee, and Chris Hemsworth as a not-so-bumbling sidekick. OK, so why aren’t they actually making this into a real film again?

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‘I totally would’: Margot Robbie says she would be up for making a return to Neighbours.

She’s been nominated for an Academy Award for her work in I, Tonya.

But despite her phenomenal rise to fame, Margot Robbie says she would love a return to the soap that made her a star.

Speaking to Who Magazine, the 27-year-old said she ‘would totally’ eprise her role on Neighbours.

‘We could get the whole gang back together. I’d be in,’ she said.

Margot starred as Donna Freedman on the iconic Australian soap from 2008 until 2011.

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Margot Robbie’s Thriller ‘Terminal’ Lands at RLJE Films

RLJE Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller “Terminal,” starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, and Dexter Fletcher.

The deal with Highland Film Group was announced on Wednesday, a day after Robbie received an Academy Award nomination in the best actress category for her role in “I, Tonya.” Robbie is also a producer on “The Terminal,” as she is on “I, Tonya,” through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company.

RLJE Films plans to release the movie in theaters in the spring. Written by Stein, “Terminal” follows two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor, and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind.

Besides Robbie, the other producers are Tom Ackerley, who also produced “I, Tonya,” and Josey McNamara under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner, David Barron of Beagle Pug, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser, Molly Hassell, and Teun Hilte.

Robbie also stars as Queen Elizabeth I opposite Saoirse Ronan in the upcoming historical drama “Mary, Queen of Scots,” which is slated for release by Focus Features on Nov. 2.

Mark Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with CAA and Alana Crow at Highland Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Margot is up for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

A massive congrats again to Margot for being nominated for her first Oscar in the category for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

SALLY HAWKINS – The Shape of Water
FRANCES MCDORMAND – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGOT ROBBIE – I, Tonya
SAOIRSE RONAN – Lady Bird
MERYL STREEP – The Post

The Today Show (Australia), interviewed Margot at the I,Tonya Premier in Sydney.

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‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors.

A pair of I, Tonya stars will be skating into California’s Central Coast to accept some hardware next month. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who play Tonya Harding and her mother LaVona Golden in Neon’s awards contender, will receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award.

The Critics’ Choice Award winners will be honored February 8 during a tribute at the Arlington Theatre. The 33rd SBIFF runs January 31-February 10.

“Allison and Margot bring biting humor and an emotional resonance to their real-life characters in I, Tonya,” said Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director. “We are proud to celebrate them and their incredible contributions to cinema.”

Robbie and Janney are regulars on this season’s awards circuit. Both were nominated for Golden Globes — Janney won — and are up for Spirit, SAG and BAFTA awards. Their darkly comedic film is based on the true tale of Harding, who rises through the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Heading into the 1994 Winter Olympics, she was to face her American rival Nancy Kerrigan — until Harding’s husband tried to eliminate that threat.

This year’s festival will also honor Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) with the American Riviera Award, Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) with its Santa Barbara Award, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with its Maltin Modern Master Award, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with its Cinema Vanguard Award, and Daniel Kaluuya, Gal Gadot, Hong Chau, John Boyega, Kumail Nanjiani, Mary J. Blige, and Timothée Chalamet with its Virtuosos Award.

Source: deadline.com/

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