Margot Robbie could land a yet another job for 2016 in what is already turning out to be an incredibly busy year for the rising star. This year, the world will see three movies starring the Australian actress: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Legend of Tarzan, and, of course, the highly-anticipated Suicide Squad.
According to the Courier Mail, Margot Robbie has a very good chance of landing a role in Banjo and Matilda, The Story of Waltzing Matilda.
Margot Robbie’s name is being thrown around at the production studio, and the Wolf of Wall Street actress could score the lead role of Christina Macpherson, who is believed to have played the tune that inspired Banjo Patterson to write the words to “Waltzing Matilda.”
Banjo and Matilda, The Story of Waltzing Matilda will be filmed in Queensland this year, but the producers are still considering their options regarding the actress to play Macpherson. But with Margot Robbie being a highly desired actress, it seems she could be a major drawcard for the movie.
Apart from Margot Robbie, the following two actresses are also being considered for the role of Macpherson, according to the Courier Mail: Teresa Palmer, who is currently filming in Mel Gibson’s directed Hacksaw Ridge; and Rose Byrne, of Bridesmaids fame, who is currently filming in X-Men: Apocalypse.
But judging by the words of the movie’s producer Bill Leimbach, Margot Robbie is the front-runner.
“We have some fantastic Aussie actresses, but we need someone who is a marquee name. Margot is definitely perfect for the role.”
Meanwhile, alongside Margot Robbie (or Palmer, or Byrne, for that matter) German actor Daniel Bruhl is considered for the role of swagman Samuel Hoffmeister. Bruhl is famous for his roles in Rush and Inglorious Bastards.
Leimbach also revealed that Screen Australia has recently added an additional $25,000 to the film to allow the producers make the right choice for the role of Macpherson.
It is expected that Banjo and Matilda, The Story of Waltzing Matilda will start filming in the middle of 2016 in Longreach and Winton.
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