Actress Closes Harley Quinn Spinoff Deal; New Photo Leaked!

It’s official. Margot Robbie is set to star in a standalone Harley Quinn movie of Warner Bros. Pictures and DC. Recent reports confirm that the Suicide Squad actress has signed a “first look” deal to produce a Harley Quinn-led spinoff. Read on to learn more about Robbie’s upcoming projects as the “sexy psychotic super-villain.”

FanBolt reports the Margot Robbie has officially signed up to be part of Harley Quinn’s upcoming solo movie outing. The actress is set to take on a double role as an executive producer for the project. Her character, Harley, is gearing up to lead a cast of female DC superheroes and villains.

The publication cites a previous report from The Hollywood Reporter. According to the said source, Robbie was the “impetus for the project.” An excerpt from the article reads:

“When she got the part for the movie, she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible about the character. In the process, she fell for DC’s female characters. She brought on the writer to help develop the project and brought it to Warners, which snapped it up.”

The actress also spoke about her plans for the upcoming movie. But apart from having a Harley Quinn-led film, she also wants to reunite her character with Jared Leto’s Joker. Fans, after all, haven’t seen enough of Harley Quinn and the Joker during their previous film. “I’m trying to make that happen,” Robbie said. “Not for anything specifically, but just something – there’s so much more to do.”

In other news, a new photo from the set of Suicide Squad has finally introduced Margot Robbie’s sexy stunt double. According to Morning News USA, the image surfaced on Reddit recently, showing the actress with her stunt double. The two ladies are both wearing clothes from the club scene in Suicide Squad.

The publication reveals that most of Robbie’s action and gymnastic stunts were done by her stunt double. One could only speculate on whether the two would work together in Harley Quinn’s upcoming films. Apart from the villain’s standalone movie, Robbie is set to reprise her role in Ben Affleck’s untitled Batman movie.

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Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros.

Margot Robbie has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company.

Robbie has starred in three Warner Bros. films — “Focus,” “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Suicide Squad.” She’s starring in a “Suicide Squad” spinoff for her character Harley Quinn and will executive produce, and will also star in an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s “Queen of the Air.”

Robbie broke out in Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street” and is developing a Tonya Harding biopic and an adaptation of Matt Ruff’s “Bad Monkeys” with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for Universal Pictures.

The new first-look deal is part of Warner’s increased focus on female-driven storytelling, spearheaded by the studio’s Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.

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Margot Robbie smolders in first look at noir thriller Terminal.

After taking on superhero blockbusters with Suicide Squad and romantic epics with The Legend of Tarzan, Margot Robbie is going noir.

Highland Film Group has released a first-look image from the upcoming noir thriller Terminal, Vaughn Stein’s tale of two hitmen. When the pair take on a mysterious, dangerous, and highly profitable mission, they encounter a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) along the way, only to learn that she may have more of a connection to their case than they initially expected.

Not only does Robbie star in the film, but Terminal is also her first project as a producer. She’s also attached to star in and produce the upcoming Tonya Harding movie I, Tonya, as well as an untitled Harley Quinn spinoff.

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Margot Robbie to Star in Period Love Drama ‘Queen of the Air’.

The script from the 2013 book tells the story of trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel and her tragic love affair with Alfredo Codona.
Margot Robbie is going from Quinn to Queen.

The actress, fresh from her standout performance as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, is attached to star in Queen of the Air, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the book by Dean N. Jensen.

Andrew Lazar, one of the producers of the studio’s mega hit American Sniper, is producing the period love drama, which has a script by Cat Vasko.
Jensen’s book, published by Crown in 2013, told the story of Lillian Leitzel, a trapeze artist who in the early 20th century was one of the biggest stars in the world as she performed for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Her tragic love affair with Alfredo Codona, who may have been one of the best trapeze artists to ever flip under the big top, also was chronicled. The two were tempestuous artists, divas and madly in love.

Leitzel, who was 4 foot, 9 inches tall, had a signature move that required her to dislocate her shoulder at every turn (she would do the move a hundred times) and had wrists that had been grooved from ropes.

Codona, for his part, regularly executed the Triple: three somersaults in the air so dangerous that other performers died trying to do it.

The book tracked their rise to fame, from the mud-caked small-town circuses to the big time, and their marriage and tragic deaths just a few years later.

Niija Kuykendall is overseeing the project.

There is no director yet for Queen of the Air but the attachment shows how keen Warners is on staying in the Robbie business. The actress already has starred in 2015’s Focus and this summer’s The Legend of Tarzan for the studio and Suicide Squad has generated much buzz for Robbie for her turn as the DC Comics villainess. Plans are already afoot for Robbie to star in and develop a spinoff featuring Harley Quinn and other DC female heroes and villains.

The actress next shoots Goodbye Christopher Robin, Fox Searchlight’s tale of A.A. Milne and his writing of Winnie the Pooh.

Robbie is repped by Management 360, CAA, Jackoway Tyerman and Australia’s Aran Michael Management.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com/

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Margot Robbie to Produce and Star in Adaptation of the Book Bad Monkeys.

Everything’s coming up Margot! As the Australian actress does the final press rounds for Suicide Squad, which opens August 5, she will have a little more to talk about now that she’s set to star in and produce an adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2007 book Bad Monkeys. Robbie will play the role of Jane Charlotte, a woman who gets tossed into the psychiatric wing of a jail after being arrested for murder and telling the police she’s actually part of an evil-quashing organization called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. For short, they go by “Bad Monkeys.” The cops don’t buy Jane’s yarn, and the story becomes a psychological thriller that forces viewers to sort out whether she’s lying, crazy, or executing some kind of greater plan from behind bars. This is just the most recent film brought under the banner of Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which is also developing I, Tonya, the story of disgraced Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding, and the noir thriller Terminal. Robbie is set to star in both — just as God intended.

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Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts join Margot Robbie in animated film Larrikins.

Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, and Ben Mendelsohn are headed to the outback.

EW can confirm that the four actors will lend their voices to Larrikins, DreamWorks Animation’s musical film about a sheltered Australian marsupial who embarks on a rock & roll road trip with some newfound animal pals.

The quartet join Margot Robbie and Jacki Weaver in the all-Aussie cast, which also includes Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, and Ewen Leslie.

Tim Minchin, the multihyphenate comedian, actor, and musician behind Matilda the Musical, is directing Larrikins alongside Chris Miller (Shrek the Third, Puss in Boots).

Larrikins, which takes its title from an Australian slang word for mischievous youth or maverick, is expected to be distributed by Universal Pictures, whose parent company NBCUniversal recently acquired DWA. The film was originally scheduled to open Feb. 16, 2018.

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Margot Robbie to Play ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Creator’s Wife in ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.

Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie might reunite for Goodbye Christopher Robin. Robbie had a brief role in Richard Curtis’ lovely time travel film, About Time, but she’d have a significantly larger part to play in this Gleeson-led biopic. Simon Curtis‘ (My Week with Marilyn) is directing Goodbye Christopher Robin, which is about “Winnie the Pooh” creator, A. A. Milne, and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Variety reports that Robbie is currently in talks to co-star in the film as A. A. Milne’s wife, Dorothy “Daphne” de Sélincourt. They were married for around 43 years. The couple had hoped for a girl, but they instead had a son, Christopher Robin Milne, an only child that inspired his father’s work. Pooh’s best pal, Christopher Robin, appeared in Milne’s “Winnie-the-Pooh”, “The House at Pooh Corner”, and several of the Disney adaptations. Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet were also the names of Robin Milne’s toys. However, A. A. Milne’s son was hardly flattered. He once said of his father’s career:

It seemed to me almost that my father has got to where he was by climbing upon my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and had left me with the empty fame of being his son.

Winnie the Pooh haunted Milne for years and years. He couldn’t escape his father’s shadow or his stories. At school, he was often teased. A. A. Milne tried to distance his son from the character, insisting they were different, but the damage was done. Even later on in Christopher Milne’s life, he didn’t find the anonymity he had always desired. When he ran the Harbour Bookshop with his first cousin/wife, he’d often have parents and kids come to the store to meet the real-life Christopher Robin.

Robin’s relationship with his mother was troubled as well. After A. A. Milne passed away, Christopher Robin Milne never saw her again. It’s a heartbreaking story, which is why I’m a little worried about Simon Curtis directing. My Week with Marilyn felt a little sugar coated, which is the last thing you want from a biopic. Goodbye Christopher Robin isn’t an uplifting or inspirational story about fathers and sons coming together, and hopefully, it doesn’t get turned into that.

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Margot Robbie Attached To Play Disgraced Ice Skater Tonya Harding In ‘I,Tonya’.

EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie has come attached to I, Tonya, a script by Steven Rogers about the crazy story of Tonya Harding. Remember her? She was the ice princess who emerged from a poor upbringing and rough childhood in Portland, OR to rise to the top of the sport of figure skating with a ferocious determination and athleticism that allowed her to become the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions. That propelled her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and second in the World Championships.

I, Tonya is being produced by Bryan Unkeless and his Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie also is coming aboard in a producing capacity through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Unkeless also is producing Bright, the Max Landis-scripted David Ayer-directed Will Smith-Joel Edgerton pic that just sold in a massive sale to Netflix. There is no director on I, Tonya yet, but Robbie is taking it upon herself to find a filmmaker to build this project around herself. Financiers also are circling.

Depending on how it’s done, it has the potential to be another To Die For, the Gus Van Sant-directed film that starred Nicole Kidman in a tale of naked ambition and the price for fame. Rogers wrote his script after doing extensive interviews with both Harding and Gillooly, capturing the absurdity of what happened but also the tragic part of the Harding saga, and trying to come from nothing to prominence in a sport where most of the competitors are the children of wealthy families that can afford all the ice time and trainers needed to get to that high a level.

Robbie has shown a propensity for taking risks, which led to her breakout turn in The Wolf Of Wall Street. She next stars in the Warner Bros summer pic Suicide Squad in a cast that includes her Focus star Smith, and she also stars this summer in The Legend Of Tarzan. She most recently starred opposite Tina Fey in Whisky Tango Foxtrot. She is repped by CAA, Management 360, Australia-based Aran Michael Management and Jackoway, Tyerman. Rogers is repped by Gersh and Grandview.

Source: deadline.com

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Margot Robbie stuns in cleavage-baring dress at film premiere


NB:Photos from the WTF premier and Oscars are coming in the next few days, just bare with me. -Mel

HOMEGROWN Hollywood star Margot Robbie continued her red carpet winning streak with a bold look at the New York premiere of her latest film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

The 25-year-old former Neighbours star flashed a whole lot of cleavage in a daring, cut-to-the-navel black jumpsuit for the premiere of the new war comedy, which also stars Tina Fey and Billy Bob Thornton.

Earlier this week, the Wolf Of Wall Street star made headlines as one of the best dressed on the Oscars red carpet, looking very like a very glammed-up personification of an Academy Award statuette:

But if you’re thinking that Margot’s gone ‘all Hollywood’ on us, fear not: she appeared on Jimmy Fallon overnight and was absolutely stumped at the talk show host’s decidedly unAustralian pronunciation of ‘Bondi Beach’. Seriously dude, ‘Bondee Beach’?

Source: news.com.au

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