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

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