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Margot Robbie to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Augmented’ for Warner Bros.

Margot Robbie and Denise Di Novi have come on board as producers for Warner Bros. on the Mark Townsend science-fiction thriller “Augmented.”

The studio has acquired the rights to Townsend’s spec script and is keeping the logline under wraps. No actors are attached to “Augmented” at this point.

Both Robbie and Di Novi have first-look deals with Warner Bros. Carmen Lewis will also produce for Di Novi, along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara through Robbie’s Lucky Chap company. Warner Bros. executives Chantal Nong and Sheila Walcott will oversee the project.

Townend’s time-travel script “Contingency Protocol” appeared on the 2016 Black List with Bellevue Productions, Storyscape Entertainment, and Weed Road attached to produce and Broad Green financing.

Robbie signed her first-look deal last year. She has starred in three Warner Bros. films — “Focus,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” and “Suicide Squad.” She’s starring in “Suicide Squad” spinoff “Gotham City Sirens” for her character Harley Quinn and will executive produce.

Robbie is also starring in the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and in Fox Searchlight’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which opens Oct. 13. She’s also a producer on “I, Tonya.”

Di Novi made her directorial debut with Rosario Dawson’s “Unforgettable.” She produced Robbie’s “Focus” and has dozens of producing credits dating back to 1988’s “Heathers.”

Lucky Chap is represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein. DiNovi is repped by CAA, Rain Management Group, and Bloom Hergott. Townend is repped by Verve, Bellevue, and Marios Rush.

Source: variety.com

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‘Z for Zachariah’ moved to August 28th Release

‘Z for Zachariah’ has been pushed back a week to August 28th, instead of the 21st. No word on if the release itself has been expanded or if the date was just moved but it will still probably be a limited release the first week. Also, check out the high quality version of the new still from the film’s official Facebook page in our gallery, here.

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Sony interested in Margot playing Barbie

Wikileaks has published more than 170,000 emails they claim were lifted from the company’s servers.
In exchanges, which date back to March of last year, Robbie is picked as the frontrunner to play the blonde toy with Sandra Bullock, Amy Schumer and Amy Adams among the suggestions for her potential sidekick.
‘As far as who would play Barbie probably an ingenue. I like Margot Robbie, for instance. Or possibly a discovery,’ Doug Belgrad, the president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, writes.
Producer Laurie MacDonald, (Gladiator, Men In Black) also backed Robbie for the lead in an email to former Sony boss Amy Pascal.
‘She is Barbie come to life – she’d be great,’ she writes.
It seems it’s not just the executives who think Robbie would be perfect for the part. The actress herself was on board to play the real-life doll last May, according to an email from Hannah Minghella, co-president of production at Sony’s Columbia Pictures division.
‘Bugliari and JP pitched Margot the idea for Barbie and she loved it! She’s free in October once she wraps Tarzan,’ Minghella writes.

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Suicide Squad news: Harley Quinn’s costume and Pet Hyenas

Harley Quinn has a few looks throughout the film. Going from traditional with the animated series as a reference to prison attire & in one sequence where they infiltrate a club she swears a dress. Get this, her & Joker’s pet Hyena’s are in the film briefly. Apparently, Harley with the hyena’s are a big motif.

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Margot to Join Untitled Thriller by Director Luca Guadagnino?

From Up and Comers.net

How is this for a cast? Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts. Not much is known about the untitled film, described as a “sexy thriller,” only that it will be the next project of Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Filming begins this summer in Italy.

Robbie and Schoenaerts have already worked together, on the upcoming Weinstein Company release “Suite Francaise,” also starring Michelle Williams. She broke out in “The Wolf of Wall Street” opposite Leonardo Dicaprio, while he did it via “Rust and Bone” opposite Marion Cotillard.

Robbie has since wrapped apocalyptic thriller “Z for Zachariah” and grifter rom com “Focus.” She’ll next play Jane opposite Alexander Skarsgard’s “Tarzan” in a new reboot of the classic actioner.