Category Archives: News & Rumors

Aug042017

Margot to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller for Warner Bros.

Margot Robbie, Denise Di Novi to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Mark Townend penned the spec script for the high-concept feature, ‘Augmented.’

Warner Bros. has picked up sci-fi thriller spec Augmented from Black List writer Mark Townend. And the high-concept feature has already lined up some big name producers: Margot Robbie and Denise Di Novi.

Robbie and Di Novi both have first-look deals with Warner Bros. under their respective LuckyChap Entertainment and Di Novi Pictures shingles. The duo, who worked together on the crime drama Focus, are also partnered to produce the screen adaption of Gin Phillips’ contained thriller Beautiful Things. 

Carmen Lewis will produce for Di Novi along with LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara. For Warner Bros., Chantal Nong and Sheila Walcott will oversee the project, whose plot is currently being kept under wraps.

Townend’s script Contingency Protocol appeared on the 2016 Black List, and he eventually sold it to Broad Green in a six-figure deal, with Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape attached to produce.

The Suicide Squad actress is set to produce DC’s villain ensemble Gotham City Sirens, where she will reprise her fan-favorite role of Harley Quinn. Robbie will next be seen in the Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, which will premiere at TIFF. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman.

Di Novi recently made her directorial debut with the Rosario Dawson-starring Unforgettable. Her upcoming projects include Sony’s Little Women adaptation. She is repped by CAA, Rain Management Group and Bloom Hergott.

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Jul252017

Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate

Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate

UPDATED with full slate so far: Living up to its stature as the premier international awards-season launch pad, The Toronto Film Festival today unveiled the first part of its slate that is strong, adventurous and chock-full of depictions of adversity and human struggle. TIFF chief Cameron Bailey said the festival is tighter this year, with fewer films than in the past. But they seem to have secured many of the films most often mentioned as Oscar bait. The fest runs September 7-17.

There is the acquisition title I, Tonya that has Margot Robbie as Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding’s desperate attempt to overtake glamour girl rival Nancy Kerrigan.

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Apr212017

Margot Joins “Mary Queen of Scots”

Margot is set to portray Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots! Check out the article by The Hollywood Reporter below.

Margot Robbie to Play Queen Elizabeth in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

Saoirse Ronan also is set for the Josie Rourke-directed feature.

Margot Robbie will play royalty in the upcoming drama, Mary Queen of Scots.

The Suicide Squad star has been cast as Queen Elizabeth opposite Saoirse Ronan’s Mary Stuart in the Working Title and Focus Features project.

Mary Queen of Scots will take on the historical family rivalry between Elizabeth and Mary, when the latter attempted to overthrow her cousin’s seat on the English thrown.

Josie Rourke will direct from a script by Michael Hirst and Penelope Skinner. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin are set to produce.

Robbie has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, as well as producer under her LuckChap Entertainment banner. Her upcoming projects include the assassin movie Terminal, A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin and Tonya Harding movie, I, Tonya. 

She is repped by CAA, Australia’s Aran Michael, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman.

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Mar072017

Margot to Star in Sony’s “Marian”

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Margot has officially joined Marian.

Margot Robbie to Star in Sony’s Robin Hood Stand-Alone Drama ‘Marian’

She will play the titular maiden who leads her people after the death of Robin Hood and becomes a legend herself.

Margot Robbie is officially Marian, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Suicide Squad actress will star in the Sony drama centering on the maiden of Robin Hood folklore. Donald De Line, Amy Pascal and Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment will produce from a script by Pete Barry. Rock Shaink is also producing through his Romark Entertainment.

Marian unfolds after the death of Robin Hood, the love of her life. The titular maiden then picks up his cause to lead her people into a pivotal war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but also see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.

Marian is one of a handful of Robin Hood-related projects in the works. Lionsgate’s origin story starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan is set for a March 2018 debut, and visual effects supervisor Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull will begin shooting a futuristic take later this year. A modern-day series called A Burglar’s Guide to the City is also in the works from Alex Kurtzman and Justin Lin for CBS.

Robbie’s upcoming films also include Miramax’s figure skating biopic I, Tonya; Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad stand-alone Gotham City Sirens; Sony’s live-action/CGI hybrid film Peter Rabbit; and Fox Searchlight’s A.A. Milne film on the origin of Winnie the Pooh. The actress and Lucky Chap are repped by Management 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Robbie is also repped by Aran Michael Management.

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Dec202016

Margot Confirms Marriage to Tom!

News surfaced that Margot married her partner, Tom, over the weekend, at Byron Bay. Margot recently confirmed it with this cute Instagram photo. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Sep282016

Kate McKinnon and Margot Have a “SNL” Pre-Premiere Pre-Party

Margot will make her Saturday Night Live host debut on October 1st. The show released a promo for the big premiere. Margot joined Kate McKinnon for the “pre-premiere pre-party” to discuss issues.

Sep222016

Margot To Host “SNL” Season Opener

Margot Robbie To Host ‘SNL’ Season Opener

Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1. The Weeknd will be musical guest as the NBC late-night staple launches its 42nd season.

SNL is adding three new featured players for the upcoming season: improv performer Alex Moffat and America’s Got Talent finalist Melissa Villaseñor, as well as Mikey Day, who has been a writer on the show since 2013.

The trio would be filling the void left from the recent exit of three cast members, veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah and freshman Jon Rudnitsky.

Moffat, Villaseñor and Day will also make their debut October 1.

Robbie played Harley Quinn in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, the studio’s latest in the DC Universe movies. The pic has made $720.8 million globally, and Robbie was widely considered the breakout among the ensemble cast that included Will Smith and Jared Leto.