Margot Robbie to Star in, Produce Bank Robber Thriller ‘Dreamland’.

Robbie’s banner Lucky Chap Entertainment is producing the Dust Bowl saga with Automatik, one of the companies behind Jeff Nichols’ ‘Loving.’
Margot Robbie is set to star in Dreamland, a thriller that will be directed by Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.

Robbie will also produce under her Lucky Chap Entertainment banner. Also producing are Lucky Chap’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, as well as Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik.

Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment is producing and financing Dreamland, which Sierra/Affinity will introduce at this year’s Cannes Film Market. CAA and WME are co-repping domestic sales.

Written by Nicolaas Zwart and on the 2015 Black List, Dreamland is set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. The story follows a 15-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, all with the goal of saving his family farm from foreclosure.

Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she’s far more than what the authorities claim her to be. Robbie will play the bank robber.

The producers are hoping to bring a balance of nostalgic beauty and gritty realism to the proceedings as well as a balance between a sense of romanticism and a sense of violence.

Automatik, run by Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger, has been involved in the making of Jeff Nichols’ dramas Midnight Special and Loving, as well as La La Land. It is currently in preproduction on Finale, Chris Weitz’s thriller about the hunt for Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Joris-Peyrafitte made waves when he directed, co-wrote, scored and acted in As You Are, a teen drama set in the 1990s that won the special jury prize at the 2016 Sundance Film.

Robbie, who last year starred in both Suicide Squad and Legend of Tarzan, has two movies, both true life dramas, in the can: Miramax’s I, Tonya and Fox Searchlight’s Goodbye Christopher Robin. Her Lucky Chap banner produced Tonya and is developing several studio projects, among them Bad Monkeys for Universal and Fierce Kingdom for Warner Bros.

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, Aran Michael Management and Jackoway Tyerman. Joris-Peyrafitte is repped by WME, Grandview Management and attorneys Steve Warren and Huy Nguyen. Zwart, who has written on CW’s Riverdale, is repped by WME and Corrine Aquino at Rain Management Group.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com/

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Margot Robbie in talks to Play Queen Elizabeth in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.

Margot Robbie is in negotiations to play Queen Elizabeth in Focus Features and Working Title’s “Mary Queen of Scots,” opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Josie Rourke is directing the film with Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin producing.

The drama is based on the true story of Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

“Mary” has yet to be greenlit, but sources say things are headed in the right direction. If greenlit, the film would likely go sometime later this year.

Following the success of big hits like “Suicide Squad” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” this latest role gives the Australian-born Robbie a prestige part to add to her portfolio. It could also have awards season potential given Focus’ track record of pushing Oscar campaigns for its releases.

Source: variety.com

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Margot Robbie makes Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 list.

Margot Robbie has been featured in Time’s 100 Most Influential People Of 2017.

The Australian actress, 26, was joined on the list by fellow Hollywood stars Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and James Corden.

She was honoured by The Wolf Of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese:

Like no one else—that’s what Margot Robbie’s like. You’re asked this question a lot about actors—”What’s she like?”—and I’ve never been able to give an answer I’m happy with. With Margot, you can recall some classic precedents: the comedic genius of Carole Lombard, for her all-bets-off feistiness; Joan Crawford, for her grounded, hardscrabble toughness; Ida Lupino, for her emotional daring. Margot has all this in addition to a unique audacity that surprises and challenges and just burns like a brand into every character she plays. She clinched her part in The Wolf of Wall Street during our first meeting—by hauling off and giving Leonardo DiCaprio a thunderclap of a slap on the face, an improvisation that stunned us all.
This is not a complete answer to the perennial question, but it’s a start. Margot is stunning in all she is and all she does, and she will astonish us forever.

Time Magazine’s The 100 Most Influential People edition is available now

Source: dailymail.co.uk & time.com

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Goodbye Christopher Robin Gets Release Date!

Winnie the Pooh has been a childhood staple in the UK and U.S. for generations. A touching story of a child learning to grow up along with his stuffed animal-like friends, it was a pastoral release for English children following the harsh ravages of World War I, and to this day it remains a sentimental touchstone. However, its cost on the real Christopher Robin, and his father who invented the fictional alternative, A.A. Milne, is not as universal a tale. But it may become so with Goodbye Christopher Robin, a new film from Fox Searchlight that illuminates the author who created the famous Pooh-bear. And now that movie has a Nov. 10, 2017 release date to boot, placing it in the heart of awards season.

In Goodbye Christopher Robin, Domhnall Gleeson plays A.A. Milne, who took inspiration from his son Christopher Robin (Will Tllston) and his toys to build the magic that would become Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and all the rest of fiction’s favorite forest friends. In the shadow of that First World War, Milne and his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), and their nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), find themselves swept up in international fame and notoriety thanks to these books. Yet, it will invariably have a cost on the real-life Christopher who must now grow up in the shadow of his fictional alter-ego.

The film, which is directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold, My Week with Marilyn) and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan, has a release date now slated for Nov. 10. This puts it right in the heart of awards season, meaning the film looked eager to see if Gleeson and Robbie, among others, might end up on some nominating ballots in early 2018.

Source: denofgeek.com/

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Ghost in the Shell Concept Art Shows Margot Robbie As Major.

Margot Robbie was in talks to star in Ghost in the Shell at one point – and now we have the concept art to prove it. Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell, though by now fans of the original anime/manga property are no doubt quite familiar with the controversy that has surrounded the film, with respect to its casting decisions.

It stands to reason that the same whitewashing criticisms surrounding Ghost in the Shell (and the subsequent negative impact of those complaints) would have still applied, had Robbie taken on the role of The Major rather than Johansson. Still, for those who are curious about what might have been, there’s now official concept artwork from the film available, showing Robbie as the cybernetic Major instead of Johansson.

Source: screenrant.com/ghost-shell-margot-robbie-concept-art/

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Margot Robbie to headline alternate Robin Hood universe tale Marian.

Margot Robbie is set to play Maid Marian in a new film that takes a revisionist look at Robin Hood folklore.

According to Deadline, the Suicide Squad and Wolf of Wall Street star will take on the lead in Marian, a script that was reportedly the centre of a heated bidding war. It was ultimately picked up by Sony and producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.

The story will follow the character after her lover Robin Hood dies as the result of a conspiracy to conquer England. She will then take up his place as leader of the resistance, taking her people into battle.

Since breaking out in The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie has enjoyed a string of high-profile roles in The Legend of Tarzan, Focus and as Harley Quinn in last year’s DC hit Suicide Squad. It’s a character she’ll be playing again in Gotham City Sirens, a film that united various female DC villains. Robbie will next be seen in noir thriller Terminal, an AA Milne biopic and a Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya.

Marian won’t be the only Robin Hood story to hit screens with Robin Hood: Origins currently in production. Kingsman star Taron Egerton will take on the lead with Jamie Dornan, Jamie Foxx and Ben Mendelsohn in support.

Source: theguardian.com/

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