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

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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/

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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/

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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.

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Margot Robbie Developing Thriller ‘Beautiful Things’ for Warner Bros.

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.

Source: variety.com/

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Margot Robbie braves the British weather while on set of Winnie-the-Pooh movie Goodbye Christopher Robin.

HATS off to Aussie beauty Margot Robbie for looking classy in 1920s garb as she takes a break while filming Winnie-the-Pooh movie Goodbye Christopher Robin.

The Wolf of Wall Street actress was reunited with Domhnall Gleeson on the Windsor Great Park set after they starred together in 2013 comedy About Time.

The Irishman, 33, best known as Harry Potter character Bill Weasley, dyed his ginger locks blond for the role.

Margot, 26, plays the wife of Pooh creator AA Milne (Domhnall) as they are swept up by the success of his kids’ books.

Child star Will Tilston plays their son.

Source: thesun.co.uk

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First look at Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson in new biopic of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne.

Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in Goodbye Christopher Robbin

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.

Source: telegraph.co.uk/

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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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