Margot Robbie in talks to star in film about Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner.

Margot Robbie is in talks to star in a film about Hugh Hefner – years after turning down his offer to appear in Playboy.

Hefner, who died last month aged 91, was a huge fan of the Hollywood actress and wanted her to appear in his magazine, saying: “She should be in Playboy! Send her a message!”

At the time Margot declined and said she had “put her family through enough”. But now she is in talks with director Brett Ratner to play one of Hef’s wives in new film Rush Hour alongside her Suicide Squad co-star Jared Leto, who will play the US tycoon.

A source said: “Margot turned the offer down before but this is different. She’s considering it.”

Jared is also keen to secure a top role in the film for Margot, who starred in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film source added: “Jared is working on the movie with his buddy Brett and they’re really pushing for Margot to have a major role. She’s perfect for a part and he’s not going to give up until she accepts.”

Hugh was married three times – first to student Mildred Williams in 1949, who had two children with him, then in 1989 to Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad, 36 years his junior.

She had two sons with him before they split in 1998. In 2012 he married Playmate of the Month Crystal Harris.

It is not clear which of the wives Margot would play.

Source: mirror.co.uk/

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Margot Robbie to star in, produce ‘Dreamland’ in New Mexico.

Margot Robbie is returning to New Mexico.

This time, she’s starring in and producing “Dreamland,” a project under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. She was last in New Mexico filming 2016’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

According to the New Mexico Film Office, production will begin mid-October and run through mid-November.

“We’re proud to see another production choose New Mexico,” said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “New Mexico’s deep talent pool, one-of-a-kind landscapes and powerful incentives make our state the perfect place to bring a production.”

“Dreamland,” set in the 1930s, follows Eugene Evans, whose family farm is on the precipice of foreclosure amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl.

Evans is on a quest to capture a fugitive bank robber, played by Robbie, and collect the bounty on her head.

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.

“The production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members, approximately 18 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 225 New Mexico background talent,” the film office released.

According to Elizabeth Gabel, who is casting the film, the production is looking for men with 1930s hair to work as police officers. It is also looking for square dancers for a scene at Eaves Movie Ranch, just south of Santa Fe.

Production will take place in Albuquerque, Belen, Las Vegas and Santa Fe.

The project is also produced by Romulus Entertainment and Automatik Entertainment. It is directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, and produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Rian Cahill, Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Brad Feinstein.

Source: abqjournal.com/

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Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya sets Oscar-qualifying release date.

Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding biopic is skating closer to awards season glory.

EW has confirmed the Craig Gillespie-directed film, one of the hottest acquisitions out of Toronto earlier this month, will hit select theaters on Dec. 8, with a nationwide rollout planned for subsequent weeks.

The film, about the titular champion ice skater who later embroiled herself in a plot to break the leg of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, world-premiered at TIFF earlier this month to enthusiastic reviews from movie critics, with particular praise — and Oscar buzz — brewing for Robbie and Allison Janney, who plays Harding’s mother, LaVonda Golden.

The film went on to become the first runner-up for the festival’s People’s Choice Award, a key best picture precursor that has gone to eight films that have either won or been nominated for the Academy’s top honor across the last 10 years.

Neon, the distributor behind specialty hits like this year’s Ingrid Goes West and Beach Rats, purchased I, Tonya for $5 million following the film’s well-received debut, reportedly beating out an $8 million bid from Netflix and further offers from Annapurna and CBS Films.

Source: ew.com

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