Warner Bros’ ‘Tarzan’ Swinging Forward With Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie & July 2016 Release Date

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 11:30am PST

margot robbie tarzanAlexander Skarsgard tarzanAfter putting the brakes on their 3D live-action Tarzan pic last year, Warner Bros is charging ahead again with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård set to play the loinclothed Edgar Rice Burroughs hero. The pic, now in preproduction, will open on July 1, 2016, the studio said today. warner_bros_logo-2__130321233618__130419003343__131121204956__131213030736__140121202406Skarsgård was attached to star in the David Yates-helmed pic when the studio cautiously stalled plans to move forward last spring. At the time Jessica Chastain was circling the female lead, but now the Jane role has gone to Margot Robbie who had a breakout turn in Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street this fall.

Related: Margot Robbie Set To Star In ‘Z For Zachariah’

Tarzan will tell the familiar tale of the eponymous hero, orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle, who returns to urban London as a man. Samuel L. Jackson and his Django Unchained co-star Christoph Waltz will also star. Jerry Weintraub, David Barron and Alan Riche are producing. Read More »

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‘Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie Set To Star In ‘Z For Zachariah’

By | Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

margotrobbieBREAKING: Margot Robbie, the 23-year-old Australian actress who made her breakout in The Wolf Of Wall Street, has signed on to play the female lead in Z For Zachariah. Directed by Craig Zobel, the film is an adaptation … Read More »

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Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Alexandra Maria Lara Join Weinstein Co.’s ‘Suite Française’

The Weinstein Co. closed a multi-territory deal in Cannes for Suite Française, produced by eOne and TF1 DA. Principal photography started this week on the WWII drama that will shoot in Brussels and Paris. Michelle Williams, Mathias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Riley were already aboard with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger) and Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush) now joining the 15M euro project. It’s adapted from Irene Nemirovsky’s novel about a young French woman who falls for a German officer in Nazi-occupied France. Director Saul Dibb (The Duchess) penned the adaptation with co-writer Matt Charman. Read More »

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‘World War Z’ Scribe Makes Directorial Debut With Garrett Hedlund

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Llewyn Davis Garrett Hedlund is on board to play the lead in screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan’s directorial debut Violent Talent. The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie as well as RocknRolla’s Toby Kebbell and Four Lions’ Riz Ahmed will join Hedlund in the drama. Carnahan is directing Violent Talent from an original script he wrote. The film focuses on Eamon (Hedlund) as he and his two oldest friends Angel and Quan (Kebbell and Ahmed) try to build a criminal empire in a contemporary Chicago where he feels crime might be the most honest job around. Robbie’s character is known as Riley. Violent Talent will be produced by Tracy Falco through her Defender Entertainment Banner. Carnahan and Falco previously produced the Robert Redford-directed Lions For Lambs together. Carnahan wrote the script for the 2007 film. Nate Winslow of Defender will serve as an associate producer on Violent Talent. WME Global and CAA will represent the movie’s domestic distribution rights. Read More »

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Three Actresses Testing To See If Glass Slipper Fits For ‘Cinderella’ Lead

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 12:04pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After getting a no from Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson for Cinderella, Disney and director Kenneth Branagh are testing three young actresses this week in London. One of them will likely walk away with the title role. I’m hearing that WME-repped Bella Heathcoate, UTA-repped Lily James and CAA-repped Margot Robbie are testing.

Heathcoate most recently was seen in Dark Shadows and Not Fade Away, while James was in Downton Abbey and Wrath Of The Titans and Robbie was in Pan Am and The Wolf Of Wall Street. Cinderella has Cate Blanchett attached. Read More »

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Margot Robbie In ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Talks

By | Monday June 18, 2012 @ 5:13pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Margot Robbie Wolf Of Wall StreetEXCLUSIVE: Australian actress Margot Robbie (Pan Am) is in talks to play the female lead in The Wolf Of Wall Street, the Martin Scorsese-directed drama that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Robbie is in talks to play Nadine, the wife of Jordan Belfort, the title character being played by DiCaprio. Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Pan Am’s Margot Robbie

By | Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 7:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

CAA has signed Margot Robbie, who stars in the freshman ABC series Pan Am, created by Jack Orman and exec produced/directed by Tommy Schlamme. Robbie had previously been on the hit Australian series Neighbours. She’s managed by Management 360 and … Read More »

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