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Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Mounting Period Musical ‘Big Gay Jamboree’ At Paramount

Deadline has confirmed that Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment is producing the period musical Big Gay Jamboree at Paramount. Fun Moms Dinner director Alethea Jones is attached to direct off a script being written by Maria Mindelle and Jonathan Parks-Ramage. Robbie isn’t attached to star.

The musical follows a young, raunchy woman who is transported into a 1940s musical and must find her way back home to present day. The project is said to be a mix between Oklahoma! and Book of Mormon.

Source: deadline.com

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Margot Robbie Now Expected To Return For James Gunn’s Suicide Squad Sequel

Earlier this week, an article from Forbes got people talking with its claim that Harley Quinn “is not expected to return” in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, but while the report seemed in line with a previous rumor that had already been making the rounds, it seems that the publication has now heard news to the contrary.

In an amendment added to the same piece about the future of the DCEU, it’s said that Margot Robbie is now expected to reprise her role in Gunn’s follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad, with the full update reading as follows:

“UPDATE: I have learned from sources close to production that in fact, the information about Harley Quinn being absent from the new Suicide Squad movie is no longer up to date — she is indeed expected to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which is expected to begin production later this year.”

Well, there you have it. Though it’s presumably still expected that The Suicide Squad will feature a mostly new cast, it sounds like Robbie is going to be spending even more of 2019 with clown makeup on her face than we previously thought.

Speaking of which, right now Robbie is in the process of filming Birds of Prey, which is set to be Harley’s first big screen outing since the first Suicide Squad. While the same Forbes report denied the recent rumors that Warner Bros. has plans for a Birds of Prey and Gotham City Sirens crossover flick, you can expect Cathy Yan’s film to open more doors for the Clown Princess of Crime if it performs as well as it could, though it’s noteworthy that the Forbes piece hasn’t also retracted the claim that the planned Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff has “fallen by the wayside.”

Regardless, if this latest update has it right, then Harley still has at least two movies left in her. First up is Birds of Prey, which comes out on February 7th, 2020, before The Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 6th, 2021.

Source: wegotthiscovered.com

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Margot Robbie confirmed as Barbie in new live-action film

Margot Robbie has finally been confirmed for the role of blonde dolly Barbie in Warner Bros’ long-in-gestation live-action movie. The studio has struck a deal with Mattel to move forward with the project, with Robbie now attached as a producer as well as the film’s star.

This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon and Mattel Films,” said Warner Bros chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. “And Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today’s audiences.

Robbie added that “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”

There are no details yet on what direction Robbie and Warner Bros plan to take the iconic toy in, but it’ll still be a long while until we see this film materialise on the big screen. Warner Bros previously pushed the Barbie film back two years after its original star, Amy Schumer, dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and Robbie is about to start work on Birds Of Prey, the all-girl DC team-up flick where the actress will reprise her role as Harley Quinn for the studio.

Source: denofgeek.com

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Margot Robbie to play sex symbol Jan Stephenson? Golf star reveals ‘we’ve talked’

MARGOT ROBBIE is allegedly lined up to play golf star Jan Stephenson in a new biopic.

Stephenson revealed in a new interview that Oscar nominee Robbie is interested in playing her on screen.

Robbie has, of course, recently gained acclaim for playing another sports star: Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

We’ve talked about doing a movie, Margot Robbie wants to play me,” she told the Golf Australia podcast Inside The Ropes.

Stephenson found huge fame as a sporting pin-up in the 1970s; criticised at the time for appearing to use her sex appeal to market herself.

She took part in a number of racy photoshoots – but in turn brought a lot more attention to the world of women’s golf.

28-year-old Robbie began her career in Australian indie films in the late 2000s, before joining soap opera Neighbours from 2008 to 2011.

She then took to Hollywood to star in the TV show Pan-Am and found big screen stardom in the likes of About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Aside from I, Tonya, perhaps her most recognisable work to date is as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

She is set to reprise that role in Birds of Prey; and told Collider: “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.

Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang.

I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.

She added: ““And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff.

They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing?

So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy [Yan] was the best director.

She will also soon be seen in Mary Queen Of Scots alongside Saoirse Ronan; and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in the role of Sharon Tate.

Stephenson, 56, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, class of 2019.

Source: express.co.uk

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Margot Robbie in Talks for Barbie Movie at Warner Bros.

Barbie has found a new studio lot for her Malibu Dream Home.

Barbie is finding a new studio lot for her Malibu Dream Home.

After a movie about the popular doll was in development for years at Sony, Mattel is partnering with Warner Bros. for a feature film with Margot Robbie in talks to star.

Robbie would also produce the project through her LuckyChap banner.

It was first announced in 2014 that Mattel was partnering with Sony for a Barbie movie. In 2016 it was reported that Amy Schumer would star in the movie that was billed as a spin on the classic Barbie mythology on its head, putting a contemporary spin on the toy with an emphasis on feminism and identity. A few months later Schumer dropped out of the project due to “scheduling conflicts.”

It was later reported Anne Hathaway would replace Schumer, with the movie eyeing a June 29, 2018 release that was pushed to August. At the beginning of the year Sony pushed the movie to May 8, 2020.

The rights to Barbie reverted back to Mattel earlier this year.

Sources say that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is circling the Warners project but indicate there are no substantive talks or offers that have taken place.

If deals make, the Barbie movie would continue a partnership between Robbie and the Burbank-based studio — Robbie’s LuckyChap banner has a first look deal with Warner Bros. The studio is gearing up for production on Birds of Prey, which Robbie is producing and will see her reprise her DCU role as Harley Quinn.

Robbie, who earned an Oscar nomination for I, Tonya, will next be seen in Mary Queen of Scotts and is currently working on Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com