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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Calvin Klein Names Margot Robbie Face of Deep Euphoria.

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Calvin Klein has tapped Margot Robbie as the face of its soon-to-launch Deep Euphoria women’s fragrance.

The fragrance, the third of the Euphoria range, is slated for release in the fall and billed by Calvin Klein as the “more modern, empowered sister” to the existing two fragrances.

The 25-year-old actress, who attended the Met Ball Monday night dressed in a white silk crepe Calvin Klein strapless dress with cutouts, will appear in the global print and television advertising campaign for Deep Euphoria that will roll out in August. It’s the first time Robbie has fronted a fragrance brand.

It’s going to be a big summer for the actress who rose to star status after appearing in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013. Robbie will star as Jane Porter in this summer’s highly anticipated “The Legend of Tarzan,” as well as “Suicide Squad.”

“The addition of Deep Euphoria to our diverse and comprehensive portfolio will fuel the development and innovation to continue driving the Calvin Klein Fragrance business,” said Vincent Brun, senior vice president of global marketing of Calvin Klein Fragrances, Coty Inc., which holds the Calvin Klein fragrance license. Brun added that Robbie “perfectly embodies the modern femininity” of the scent.

The original Euphoria debuted in 2005, with a follow-up, Endless Euphoria, nine years later. Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova was the face of the first Euphoria campaign and model Vanessa Axente the face of Endless Euphoria.

“Her [Robbie’s] beauty and talent is an expression of the incredible legacy of women who have been captured in Calvin Klein campaigns over the years,” said Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer of Calvin Klein Inc.

Robbie hosted a dinner Tuesday night in New York at the Calvin Klein Collection store to celebrate the new scent.

Source: wwd.com

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Suicide Squad Sneak Peek Coming to the MTV Movie Awards!

Suicide Squad Sneak Peek Coming to the MTV Movie Awards

MTV announced today that a Suicide Squad sneak peek will be shown on the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10. Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne will be present to debut the clip. You can watch a tease of the Suicide Squad sneak peek in the player below.

In related news, Leto’s Joker defaced all of the official sites for the film today for April Fool’s Day. You can check out the official site and social channels via this link.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.

Source: superherohype.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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More Oscars Presenters Announced, Including Margot Robbie, Jared Leto & Kerry Washington.

More Oscars Presenters Announced, Including Margot Robbie, Jared Leto & Kerry Washington.
Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are: Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. They join previously-announced presenters and performers Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.

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“These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Hudlin and Hill said. “In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them.”

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: comingsoon.net/

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Super Bowl 2016: Stephen Colbert Announces Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Margot Robbie As Guests For Post-Game ‘Late Show’.

Stephen Colbert has drafted his own team of pros for a live post-Super Bowl show Feb. 7 on CBS. Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will all be joining the “Late Show” host after the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos.

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Margot Robbie In Hot Contention For ‘Banjo And Matilda’ Role

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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‘Suicide Squad’ actress Margot Robbie in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines – Exciting news, DC fans, Margot Robbie – who plays Harley Quinn in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad – is in the Philippines!

The Australian actress channeled her inner Jane Porter, the character she plays in another of her upcoming movies, Tarzan, as she swung on a rope and jumped into a river in Bohol.

Tarzan is directed by David Yates and is set for release in 2016. Margot stars opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the movie.

The video, where Margot can be heard screaming before falling with a splash, was simply captioned with her location.

Source: rappler.com

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