Ghost in the Shell Concept Art Shows Margot Robbie As Major.

Margot Robbie was in talks to star in Ghost in the Shell at one point – and now we have the concept art to prove it. Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell, though by now fans of the original anime/manga property are no doubt quite familiar with the controversy that has surrounded the film, with respect to its casting decisions.

It stands to reason that the same whitewashing criticisms surrounding Ghost in the Shell (and the subsequent negative impact of those complaints) would have still applied, had Robbie taken on the role of The Major rather than Johansson. Still, for those who are curious about what might have been, there’s now official concept artwork from the film available, showing Robbie as the cybernetic Major instead of Johansson.

Source: screenrant.com/ghost-shell-margot-robbie-concept-art/

Margot Robbie to headline alternate Robin Hood universe tale Marian.

Margot Robbie is set to play Maid Marian in a new film that takes a revisionist look at Robin Hood folklore.

According to Deadline, the Suicide Squad and Wolf of Wall Street star will take on the lead in Marian, a script that was reportedly the centre of a heated bidding war. It was ultimately picked up by Sony and producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.

The story will follow the character after her lover Robin Hood dies as the result of a conspiracy to conquer England. She will then take up his place as leader of the resistance, taking her people into battle.

Since breaking out in The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie has enjoyed a string of high-profile roles in The Legend of Tarzan, Focus and as Harley Quinn in last year’s DC hit Suicide Squad. It’s a character she’ll be playing again in Gotham City Sirens, a film that united various female DC villains. Robbie will next be seen in noir thriller Terminal, an AA Milne biopic and a Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya.

Marian won’t be the only Robin Hood story to hit screens with Robin Hood: Origins currently in production. Kingsman star Taron Egerton will take on the lead with Jamie Dornan, Jamie Foxx and Ben Mendelsohn in support.

Source: theguardian.com/

Tim Minchin devastated after Dreamworks pulls pin on Larrikins.

TIM Minchin’s animated film Larrikins has been “shut down” by studio executives, according to the Aussie star.
Minchin described feeling “impotent fury and sadness” over the cancellation in a short statement published on his website.

The LA-based composer of Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day had been set to direct the movie, which would have starred the likes of Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Rose Byrne and Naomi Watts, for Dreamworks.

The 41-year-old actor and comedian announced he would host an intimate, last-minute gig, Getting Drunk and Playing Ballards, in New York to “deal with” the recent blow.

“I’ve recently been working in 3 different continents, missing my kids a lot, sleeping too little and not playing piano enough,” he began the statement.

“And then a couple of days ago, the animated film to which I’ve dedicated the last 4 years of my life was shut down by the new studio execs.

“The only way I know how to deal with my impotent fury and sadness is to subject members of the public to the spectacle of me getting drunk and playing ballads.”

Minchin went on to say he “might act a bit bitter and spoilt” at the show.

“I suspect I won’t be very funny, I won’t be doing any stand-up, and I might act a bit bitter and spoilt,” he said.

“On the upside, the tickets are as cheap as I could make them, and I might be tempted to buy a round.”

Tickets to the show sold out shortly after he announced it.

Larrikins was set to follow the story of an uptight bilby’s adventures beyond the family burrow.

Source: couriermail.com.au

Margot Robbie: New Nissan Electric Vehicle ambassador!

PARIS, Tuesday 21 February: Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emission in a staged midnight race around the glamorous streets of Monaco.

Robbie tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can top 100kph in less than five seconds – against an identical all-electric sports car on closed roads in the iconic French Riviera Principality.

The high performance one-of-a-kind car was designed by EV Leader Nissan to showcase the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles and offer a glimpse of the all-electric sports car of the future.

Margot Robbie put the futuristic three-seater through its paces before finishing her thrilling drive in Casino Square, which has served as the set for blockbusters Ocean’s Eleven and Casino Royale not to mention Grand Prix racing since the 1920s.

In the short film, The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad star is seen drifting around Fairmont Hairpin, arguably the most famous corner in Formula One racing, and executing a daring overtaking manoeuvre along the sweeping Massenet corner.

As the manufacturer of the world’s bestselling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, the video forms part of a campaign – #ElectrifyTheWorld – to get more people talking about sustainability and zero emissions living.

Margot Robbie said: “It’s a really exciting time for electric vehicles. More people are choosing to go electric, leading the way to a more sustainable future and the Nissan BladeGlider hints at the future of smarter performance cars.”

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe said: “We want to inspire people to take small steps towards cleaner, safer cities, and working with Margot is the perfect way to do just that.”

The BladeGlider is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, showing how cars could evolve to connect with the world around them.

Monte Carlo provided the perfect backdrop for Nissan to reveal Margot Robbie and showcase its all-electric sports car. Monaco has an ambitious sustainability programme and aims to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 50 percent, by 2030.

Margot Robbie Wins People’s Choice Awards 2017 For Favorite Action Movie Actress.

Congratulations, fans! It looks like the People’s Choice Awards came through for you this year. Not long ago, it was announced that Margot Robbie won Favorite Action Movie Actress at the 43rd annual People’s Choice Awards.

Margot Robbie faced intense competition to win this year’s coveted award. Here’s a full list of nominees in the category:

Jennifer Lawrence
Margot Robbie
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

Source: comicbook.com

Margot Robbie Is Completely Unrecognisable As Tonya Harding.

Newlywed Margot Robbie is back at work and has been spotted on the set of her new film, I Tonya.

The actress was looking a far cry from her usual glamorous self, dressed in character as the infamous Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.

Sporting a classic 90s look in high-waisted jeans, a blue sweater and a frizzy blonde wig, Margot also appeared to be sporting facial prosthetics to get her further into the character.

The movie will follow Harding as she trains for the 1994 winter Olympics before the infamous attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Kerrigan was attacked by a hitman hired by Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly after a training session, but he failed to break her leg and she went on to win silver in the Olympics while Harding placed 8th.

Gilloy took a plea bargain against Harding and was released from prison after just one year. Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution and received three years probation, 500 hours community service, a $US160,000 fine and a lifetime ban from the sport.

I, Tonya is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2018 and also stars Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney – the role of Nancy Kerrigan is yet to be confirmed.

Source: marieclaire.com.au/

David Ayer & Margot Robbie Reunite For All Femme DC Villain Pic ‘Gotham City Sirens’.

David Ayer will direct and produce Gotham City Sirens for Warner Bros. This is the idea that Margot Robbie pitched to the studio for an all-female DC villains movie back in May, in which she’ll make her return as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s psychotic girlfriend from Suicide Squad. Robbie will also serve as EP.

Sherlock Holmes 3 and Tomb Raider reboot scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet is being tapped to write. DC’s motion picture executives Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will also produce.

Gotham City Sirens was published by DC in 2009, and is part of the Batman: Reborn series. Paul Dini wrote it, while Guillem March illustrated. In addition to Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter Talia feature prominently in it.

Source: deadline.com/

Margot Robbie Wins The Critics’ Choice Award For Best Actress In An Action Movie.

Actress Margot Robbie has just won the Critics’ Choice Award For Best Actress In An Action Movie for her amazing performance as DC Comics’ character Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad!

We will be seeing much more of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the future of the DC Extended Universe as she is currently working on her own stand alone film featuring DC Comics’ Birds of Prey.

Source: comicbook.com/

Margot Robbie nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards for ‘Suicide Squad’.

The critics may not have liked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as a whole, but they enjoyed Gal Gadot and Margot Robbie’s performances enough to nominate them for “Best Actress in an Action Movie”.

It’s DC Comics vs. Marvel in this category, with each side having an equal chance of winning. Here are the nominees:

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Gal Gadot (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: Civil War”)
Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”)
Tilda Swinton (“Doctor Strange”)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Amy Adams didn’t make that list, but she was nominated separately in the “Best Actress” category for her performance in Arrival.

The 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air on December 11th on A&E at 8pm ET.

Source: batman-news.com/

MARGOT ROBBIE MIGHT BE SET TO STAR IN A NEW GUCCI BIOPIC.

Margot Robbie is being courted for a role in the long-awaited Maurizio Gucci biopic, if reports are to be believed. The film, which currently has the working title ‘Gucci’, will revolve around the assassination of Guccio Gucci’s grandson and former head of the fashion house, Maurizio, who was killed by a hitman.

Margot will presumably play his wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who ordered the hit on Maurizio after he sold his stocks in the fashion house for US$170 million. The socialite earned herself the gruesome nickname ‘The Black Widow’ after a hellish media trial and was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

Patrizia famously denied herself an opportunity for parole, declaring, “I’ve never worked in my life and I’m certainly not going to start now”.

The film has tapped Wong Kar-Wai (The Grandmaster, 2046) to direct, while Charles Randolph (The Big Short) has worked on the script.

Although there is no casting for Maurizio just yet, the role was attached to Leonardo DiCaprio while Ridley Scott was still directing. Angelina Jolie was tied to Patrizia, as was Penelope Cruz, at one point.

Source: harpersbazaar.com.au/