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.

Source: ew.com/

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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.

Source: slashfilm.com/

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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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Margot Robbie Takes on Noir Thriller ‘Terminal’.

Highland Film Group has announced today that Margot Robbie (TSuicide Squad) will star in Vaughn Stein’s anticipated noir thriller, Terminal. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) and Molly Hassell (The Trust) will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment. Vaughn Stein is also penning the screenplay with Highland Film Group financing and introducing the project to international buyers in Berlin. Highland and CAA are co-representing the U.S. rights.

Currently in pre-production, with casting underway for remaining cast, the sexy noir thriller details the story of two hit-men as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way the unlikely pair find a dynamic woman named Annie (Margot Robbie) may be more involved than they had originally suspected. Highland Film Group’s Arianne Frasier and Delphine Perrier said of the project.

“With an ambitious slate already lined up for Berlin, Highland is delighted to be able to kick off this year’s market with another title of such strong caliber. Crafted with incredibly in-demand and relevant talent in front and behind the camera, the project perfectly showcases the quality of genre-led movies we’re committed to supporting.”

Margot Robbie will next be seen in Paramount Pictures’ Whiskey Tango Foxtroton March 4th. She is represented by Management 360 and CAA, who arranged for the financing and negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.Highland Film Group recently wrapped principal photography on Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa.

Terminal comes to theaters in 2017.

Source: movieweb.com/

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Margot Robbie Sizes Up Tina Fey in Hilarious Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer.

Tina Fey is tougher than she looks!
In the newly released trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Fey plays Kim Barker, an American reporter who travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan as a war journalist. She’s looking for a total change of pace from her monotonous life in the States, and as she quickly finds out, she’s in for that and much, much more.

Put up with other foreign reporters in what’s referred to as “the funhouse,” Barker (Fey) is quickly embraced by Margot Robbie’s character, Tanya Vanderpoel. “It’s so nice to have another woman in the house,” says Vanderpoel, pulling her in for a hug.

She then proceeds to size up her new female friend, telling Barker, “In Afghanistan, you’re a serious piece of ass…In New York, you’re like 6-7? Here, you’re a 9, borderline 10.”
“What are you here?” asks Barker. “Like a 15?”
“Yeah,” Vanderpoel admits.

Barker is on assignment for work, though, not just making friends, and before long she’s astonished to find enemy forces mean serious business. “These a–holes tried to shot us,” she screams.
But she allies with Vanderpoel, who wants to “go big or go home” in their quest for a story. They encounter plenty of interesting characters along the way and nearly get killed in the process.
This war comedy also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Christopher Abbott, Martin Freeman and Alfred Molina. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot hits theaters March 4, 2016.

Source: eonline.com/

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New ‘Suicide Squad’ photos will drive you mad

Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

The latest issue of Empire magazine (via Coming Soon) features new photos of the “Suicide Squad,” the band of DC comics villains.

Jared Leto is gracing the cover as The Joker, which he previously told Billboard is a “nearly Shakespearean character … [He’s] this beautiful disaster of a character — what a big challenge.”

Inside the magazine, readers get a glimpse of Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and more.

The film’s plot is being kept under wraps so far, with mystery roles played by Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Jim Parrack, Corina Calderon and Raymond Olubowale.

Source: zap2it.com

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