Exciting news, Margot fans! About a week ago, it was reveled that a string of A-List actresses were considered for the role of Marian in an alternate Robin Hood universe tale. Actresses mentioned were Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley and more. Now it looks like Margot might just have snagged the role! Read on below for more information. We will update you once any new information on this project is available…
DEADLINE | It garnered a lot of interest, but when the dust cleared it was Sony that nailed the project for producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal by pre-empting the spec Marian for actress Margot Robbie to star. A nice role for Robbie to show some more of her acting chops, this time in a serious and truly gritty turn. Think Braveheart meets Game of Thrones. Robbie’s label LuckyChap Entertainment is also producing, with Rock Shank, through his Romark Entertainment.
Scripted by newcomer Pete Barry, Marian is based on the character from the Robin Hood folklore. Here’s the storyline: After a conspiracy to conquer England in which the love of her life Robin Hood dies before her eyes, Marian picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom but will see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.
Robbie is currently at work on I, Tonya, the biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding that started shooting last month. Also on her plate is a further exploration of her Suicide Squad character in a project called Gotham City Sirens for Warner Bros. and director David Ayer — an all-female DC villains movie. In addition, she’s on two projects based on beloved characters from childhood books: Peter Rabbit at Sony/Columbia, a live-action/CGI hybrid feature based on Beatrix Potter’s classic characters, and Fox Searchlight’s untitled A.A. Milne project centered on Winnie the Pooh.
De Line and Steven Spielberg just produced the director’s Ready Player One for Warner Bros.; that comes out in March 2018. He also produced Zach Braff’s Going in Style from Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures), which comes out next month. Pascal is working on a slew of projects, including Molly’s Game and the tentpole Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as a feature based on Mattel’s Barbie toy line.
Paradigm — which is going on what, eight spec sales in a row?– also sold this latest spec on behalf of Barry. The writer also is repped by manager Andrea Dimitty of Pannon Entertainment and attorney Jeff Frankel. Robbie and LuckyChap are repped by Management 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein; the actress additionally is repped by Aran Michael Management.
Hello Margot fans! Margot has been quite quiet lately as she’s currently working on some projects but yesterday The Hollywood Reporter released the news that Warner Bros. and Margot’s LuckyChap Entertainment are teaming up with producer Denise Di Novi to adapt Beautiful Things, a novel by Gin Phillips. You can read the whole article bellow!
Warner Bros., Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment and producer Denise Di Novi are teaming up to adapt Beautiful Things, a novel by Gin Phillips.
Warners has picked up movie rights to the thriller, which LuckyChap will produce along with Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures’ Alison Greenspan.
The book option is the first move for LuckyChap since it signed a first look deal with Warner Bros. in September, on the heels of Robbie forging a strong relationship with the studio thanks to such movies as Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan.
Phillips’ novel sold to Viking in the run-up to October’s Frankfurt Book Fair for a reported $850,000. The hook is compelling: The story is set over three hours and tells of a mother and son who are trapped in a zoo with a gunman on the loose.
LuckyChap is comprised of Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. It is unclear at this stage if Robbie will star in the adaptation.
Di Novi, a longtime producer for Warners, counts The Best of Me and You’re Not You as her recent credits. She worked with Robbie when she produced Focus, the 2015 heist movie that also starred Will Smith, and is making her directorial debut with Unforgettable, a thriller which stars Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl that will be released next year.
LuckyChap is in preproduction on I, Tonya, which will head before cameras in early 2017.
LuckyChap is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman. Phillips is repped by UTA, who handled the deal on behalf of InkWell Management.
Margot’s upcoming thriller “Terminal”, produced by her own production company LuckyChap Entertainment (which you can read more about here), will be at TIFF – Highland Film Group, who handles the international sales for the film, will debut selected footage to potential buyers at the festival. Read more about it below! Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we now also have the first promotional picture for the film. Margot looks fierce!
The Hollywood Reporter – Highland Film Group is handling international sales and will debut select footage to buyers at TIFF. Margot Robbie is now wearing more hats. The Suicide Squad star not only stars in the upcoming thriller Terminal, but produced the film as well.
Here, The Hollywood Reporter debuts a first-look image from Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller, which features Robbie’s mysterious character standing with a cigarette.
The film, also starring Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Mike Myers and Dexter Fletcher, follows two hitmen who, while on a job, meet Robbie’s dynamic character — who may have more to do with their case than they initially thought.
Highland Film Group is handling international sales and screening select footage of the new film to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival while CAA is selling the U.S. rights.
David Barron of BeaglePug, Molly Hassell and Highland Film Groups’s Arianne Fraser produced the film alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Terminal is Robbie’s first film as a producer. She’s also attached to star in and produce a Tonya Harding film called I, Tonya and a possible Harley Quinn spin-off movie for Warner Bros.