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.
Warner Bros., Margot Robbie, and producer Denise Di Novi have picked up movie rights to Gin Phillips’ thriller novel “Beautiful Things.”
Robbie will produce along with Di Novi and Alison Greenspan, but it’s uncertain if Robbie will star. The deal comes two months after Robbie 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 as 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.
Phillips’ book, sold last month to Viking, centers on a mother and her son trapped in a zoo with a gunman on the loose.
Di Novi is also based at Warner Bros. and produced “The Best of Me” and “You’re Not You” for the studio. Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.
Margot Robbie is in final negotiations to join Peter Rabbit, Sony/Columbia’s live-action/CGI hybrid feature film based on Beatrix Potter’s classic characters. The pic has been casting up, with Deadline breaking last week that Domhnall Gleeson has been set to play menacing farmer Mr. McGregor.
Will Gluck is directing, with Gleeson and Rose Byrne playing the live-action roles. Robbie joins James Corden as Peter, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki in the voice cast. Production starts at Australia’s animated VFX studio Animal Logic in January with an eye at a April 2018 release date. The screenplay is by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck.
Robbie is already aboard another classic fairy-tale pic, Fox Searchlight’s untitled A.A. Milne project centered on Winnie the Pooh. That one also stars Gleeson as well as Will Tilston as a young Christopher Robin. Simon Curtis is directing and shooting began last month in and around London.
Robbie, who stole the show in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, is repped by CAA, Management 360, attorney Jeff Bernstein and Aran Michael Management.
Margot Robbie has topped the 2016 Henleys Maxim Hot 100 countdown of Australia’s most beautiful women.
The Hollywood actress, who hails from Dalby, Queensland, placed second last year, behind pop singer Delta Goodrem.
The 26-year-old is joined in the ranks by model Natalia Roser and busty TV star Sophie Monk, among many others.
The first pictures from Fox’s forthcoming film about the life of AA Milne have been released, showing Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant, The Force Awakens) as the Winnie the Pooh author, with Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie as his wife, Daphne.
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn, the film charts the Milnes as they struggle with fame in the years following the First World War, as well as their relationship with their son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), who inspired the beloved Winnie the Pooh books.
Director Simon Curtis said he was “delighted” to be telling the “remarkable and poignant story” of their lives. The film’s cast will also feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who recently starred in the title role of BBC sitcom Fleabag, alongside Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, Black Mirror).
“I’m thrilled to finally see this fascinating story be realized with such an array of fresh and exciting talent,” said producer Damian Jones, while his co-producer Steve Christian added: “It’s such a joy to be able to share the long held passion that I’ve felt for this story and to see it all come together with a team that I could never have dreamt possible.”
The project is currently untitled, though earlier this summer it was reported that the film would be called Goodbye Christopher Robin. As yet, no release date for the film has been announced.
When celebrities swing through a late-night talk show, they’re usually paired with a musical guest — they’re just not usually paired with one of their absolute favorite bands of all time.
Margot Robbie totally freaked out on The Tonight Show Thursday (September 29) when she was reminded that she was in studio with Metallica, and it turns out Harley Quinn herself is an avid metalhead who loses her shit at the mere prospect of breathing the same air as James Hetfield & Co.
“I had a real heavy metal phase when I was 14, and I dyed my hair black, and I only cut it with a razor blade, and I only wore band shirts, and only listened to the heaviest of heavy metal,” she gushed to Jimmy Fallon.
She revealed that she was not only a massive Metallica fan, but listened to Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, and Slipknot on repeat as a teenager.
“I went to a Slipknot concert, and it was actually to this day the best concert I’ve ever gone to,” she continued. “They’re just amazing performers. Even if you don’t like metal, I think you’d appreciate a Slipknot concert, because it’s just incredible to watch.”