Commonwealth Games organisers ‘pitch for Margot Robbie to play a starring role in opening ceremony’ after Delta Goodrem is confirmed.
The Commonwealth Games’ Opening Ceremony will kick off on Wednesday.
And according to Monday’s The Courier-Mail, organisers ‘have made a secret pitch’ to Margot Robbie, to play a leading role.
The reports come after songstress Delta Goodrem was confirmed.
The Courier-Mail claims that organisers are hoping Margot, 27, will be one of the six celebrities to run with the baton, prior to it being handed over to Prince Charles.
Miranda Kerr, Greg Norman and Keith Urban, are also believed to have been invited as VIP spectators throughout the duration of the games.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Margot’s management for comment.
The actress shows off her range as she seduces, tortures and manipulates the likes of Simon Pegg and Mike Myers.
Margot Robbie on Wednesday unveiled the first trailer for Terminal, which showed off the slick, dark, film noir world of her latest film.
The trailer opens with Robbie’s femme fatale character, Annie, sporting a black bob haircut and a British accent as she interrogates a man using extreme methods.
The rest of the cast is then introduced — including Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Mike Myers and Dexter Fletcher — as the trailer showcases a gritty world filled with neon signs, dark alleys and dangerous, seedy characters.
The film, directed by Vaughn Stein in his feature debut, follows the interwoven tales of two hit men (Irons and Fletcher), a teacher battling a terminal illness (Pegg), a janitor (Myers) and a diner waitress living a dangerous double life (Robbie).
The trailer shows Robbie flexing her range as she offers advice to Pegg’s character while taking a break from waiting tables, teases Fletcher and Irons’ hit men in a strip club and hints at her master plan behind-the-scenes to “set them upon each other like starving rats in a cage, and you can watch through the bars.”
Actress Margot Robbie has gone from Ramsay Street to Hollywood and has the world at her feet. She was nominated for an Oscar for I, Tonya, which she also produced, and she was in Australia to talk about her latest film, Peter Rabbit. She sat down last week with 7.30’s Mon Schafter who used to work with Margot on the set of Neighbours.
Margot Robbie To Produce Female-Focused Shakespearean Drama Series With ‘Secrets & Lies’ Producer & ABC Studios Int’l.
Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap Entertainment (I, Tonya) is partnering with the Australian Broadcasting Company, Aussie production company Hoodlum (Secrets & Lies) and ABC Studios International on a new ten-part series, retelling the work of Shakespeare from female perspectives. The project, currently in development, will be produced in Australia, with filming expected to begin in 2018.
The untitled project will be led by a female creative team who will produce ten standalone episodes, each based on a celebrated work of Shakespeare updated to comment on our modern, global society. The project falls under the first-look deal between Hoodlum and ABC Studios International.
Hoodlum, LuckyChap and ABC Studios International will work with female writers/writer directors to update the Bard’s works with unique and distinct voices, and reflect different cultures and areas. Series Concept Creator Giula Sandler (Nowhere Boys) will work across the series and will also write one episode.
“We are thrilled about this Australian partnership as an opportunity to showcase unique, distinctly female voices in writing, and to demonstrate the high quality of the Australian film and television industry,” LuckyChap said in a statement.” The project will share diverse points of view, from writers representing the different cultures and areas within Australia, which many would not readily associate with works of Shakespeare.”
Robbie and Brett Hedblom will executive produce via LuckyChap with Hoodlum’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield, Keli Lee from ABC Studios International and Sally Riley from ABC (Australia). Aran Michael from Aran Michael Management is an associate producer.
“The ABC is thrilled to be able to develop this locally produced drama in partnership with LuckyChap Entertainment, Hoodlum and ABC Studios International,” said David Anderson, Director of Entertainment and Specialist for the ABC. “The ABC is dedicated to delivering high quality, relevant storytelling free to all Australians. We are excited that this female-led team celebrates strong female creative talent, transforming traditional classic tales from a very different era into modern and culturally diverse stories.”
Tracey Robertson from Hoodlum said: “This project will bring together leading and emerging female voices in Australian screen to re-imagine Shakespeare in a modern context. We’re delighted to partner with ABC, ABC Studios International and LuckyChap on such an ambitious and exciting project. This is an incredibly original and bold approach for a Television series and I can’t wait to see the stories that will emerge.”
“ABC Studios International is thrilled to be a partner in this unique project, added Keli Lee, Managing Director at ABC Studios International. “This production is a chance to create something classic yet boldly original and modern. The works of Shakespeare are iconic and this will present them in a way they’ve never been seen before.”
ABC Studios International, Hoodlum and the ABC previously teamed on crime drama series Harrow, which was co-created by Secrets & Lies writer Stephen M. Irwin and producer Leigh McGrath and written by Irwin.
LuckyChap was behind I, Tonya. After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Neon and 30WEST jointly acquired the title for $5M and churned out close to $30M at the domestic B.O. as well as three Oscar noms for Robbie as Best Actress, Allison Janney for Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing, with Janney winning. LuckyChap recently produced the Vaughn Stein-directed title Terminal starring Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers, and also completed Dreamland starring the actress and Travis Fimmel. The label also recently sold the comedy Dollface to Hulu. Back in December it was announced that LuckyChap closed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television.
Disney Media Distribution will handle international distribution of the series outside of Australia.
The upcoming noir thriller, Terminal, follows two hitmen, Max Irons (The Riot Club) and Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), who take a risky job from a mysterious but high-paying client. Complications ensue when they encounter Annie (Margot Robbie), a “dynamic woman” who may be more connected to the job than they know.
Femme fetale Robbie narrates the mysterious first trailer in a sinister, mischievous voice and alludes to being “mad as a hatter.” Watch the teaser below.
First-time director Vaughn Stein helms Terminal, which also features the onscreen return of Mike Myers and Simon Pegg. The film is scheduled to arrive on May 11th via RLJE Films.
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Margot has come back to her homeland, this time for the Premiere of her other movie released this year, “Peter Rabbit”.
Photos from todays Premiere and yesterdays press day are added to the gallery!
This report from Dailymail.uk:
Margot Robbie has revealed she signed up for Peter Rabbit in the hopes that she would get a ‘free ticket home’.
But despite several live-action scenes being filmed in Sydney, the Oscar-nominated actress was told she’d be doing her parts in Los Angeles.
She told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: ‘I’ve wanted to shoot something in Australia for so long, so I’m like, sign me up!’
‘Free ticket home, time with my family and then they were like, “Um, you’re actually going to do your parts in LA!” And I was like, No!’
Despite filming her scenes in the US, Margot was still pleased with how Peter Rabbit – which is based on the Beatrix Potter books – had a very Australian feel.
‘There is a lot of Australian pride connected with this film. Parts of it were shot in Australia (and) there are a lot of Australian cast members,’ she explained.
Deadline broke last July 11 that Quentin Tarantino had met with Margot Robbie and asked her to play Sharon Tate in his next film. She now has the offer and negotiations are underway to make it a reality. Robbie, who’s coming off her Oscar-nominated turn in the title role of I, Tonya, will join Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
As Tarantino continues to set a killer ensemble, Sony Pictures has dated the film for an August 9, 2019 release worldwide. The film is a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood, around the time of the murder of Tate and several others in a killing spree ordered by Charles Manson.
The two other lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. In the film Tate is Rick’s very famous next door neighbor.
Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, Aran Michael Management and Jackoway Tyerman.