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Get ready for a heavy dose of ’90s flashbacks as news has landed that Margot Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, has reportedly picked up the rights to a new Tank Girl from MGM. Nothing has been confirmed, but one of Tank Girl‘s co-creators, Alan Martin, tweeted out that the company had optioned the rights and was already several months into development on the movie.

Tank Girl is a comic book about a girl, Rebecca Buck, who lives, drives, and works in a tank during a dystopian future. It’s a weird little series that has quite the cult following in the comic world. It also already had a film made back in 1995. The film was torn apart by critics and flopped hard out of the gate but, much like the comic, has gained a consistent cult following. It’s easily the most ’90s, weirdest bit of absurdity the decade saw — it even had Malcolm McDowell as its villain and billed Lori Petty as a big star. To its credit, the film was ahead of its time in both adapting a comic book for the big screen and delivering a female lead in a sci-fi action movie. While the comics creators were involved with that film, it seems that so far they have not been brought on to advise on this one.

Margot Robbie is becoming quite the comic book go-to after she nailed the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, with her production company also producing the upcoming Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). There’s no word on if she will star in the film as the titular Tank Girl, but that seems like some pretty obvious casting. We also only have a secondhand report on this, so we may never see anything more out of it. Movie rights get optioned all the time without anything ever happening.

Source: escapistmagazine.com

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

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

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

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