9:46 pm - 01/18/2014

Margot Robbie lands TARZAN and Z FOR ZACHARIAH

The rising Australian talent is also in negotiations to star alongside Chris Pine in “Z for Zachariah”

Hot off a star-making performance as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Margot Robbie is in negotiations to play Jane in David Yates’ “Tarzan,” TheWrap has learned. She is also in talks to replace Amanda Seyfried in Craig Zobel’s “Z for Zachariah.”

Representatives for both films did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Robbie plans to shoot “Zachariah” before taking on Warner Bros’ big-budget remake of the classic “Tarzan,” which is slated to star Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, according to individuals with knowledge of her schedule.

Warner’s go-to “Harry Potter” filmmaker Yates is directing the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of novels about the King of the Jungle, with Skarsgard in the title role.

Jerry Weintraub and Alan Riche are producing, while Mike Richardson will executive produce with Yates. Warner Bros executive Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, which plans to start production this summer. The studio is already high on Robbie, who stars opposite Will Smith in Warner’s con artist movie “Focus.”

“Z for Zachariah” is a psychological thriller that Nissar Modi adapted from Robert O’Brien’s post-apocalyptic novel. Michael Benaroya is fully financing the picture, which is expected to star Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe will produce through their Material Pictures banner alongside Zik Zak Filmworks’ Skuli Malmquist and Thor Sigurjonsson, as well as Palomar Pictures’ Joni Sighvatsson.

Robbie is in negotiations to play a young woman who believes she’s the only survivor after a devastating nuclear event, though she comes to learn she is not alone when two strangers wander onto her farm from the forest.

“Zachariah” was initially supposed to start filming in August 2013 before production was delayed until November, when Ejiofor was in the midst of an important Oscar campaign for “12 Years a Slave.” That, in addition to several other factors, delayed production until early 2014.

That delay forced Seyfried to drop out of the project to film “Fathers and Daughters” with Russell Crowe, after which she’ll star alongside Rebel Wilson in the Universal comedy “He’s F-ing Perfect.”

Robbie next co-stars alongside Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas in the Weinstein Company’s romantic drama “Suite Francaise.” The stunning Australian actress got her start on the Aussie series “Neighbours” before landing the lead in the short-lived ABC series “Pan Am.” In addition to playing the ‘Duchess of Bay Ridge’ in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated “Wolf of Wall Street,” Robbie recently appeared in Richard Curtis’ “About Time.”

She’s represented by CAA, Management 360, Australian agent Aran Michael and attorney Jeff Bernstein.


get it girl!!
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boweeko 19th-Jan-2014 03:49 am (UTC)
how old is she?
jessepinkman 19th-Jan-2014 03:50 am (UTC)
23...or born in 85 according to part of imdb
ultrasushi 19th-Jan-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
wait i'm older than this girl?

bloopbloop1 19th-Jan-2014 03:50 am (UTC)
a hard 23
bluesforgotten 19th-Jan-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
she claims to be 23, and while she looks great, that has to be false.
jessepinkman 19th-Jan-2014 03:53 am (UTC)
here we go

but w/e what do ppl expect when hollywood puts this pressure on women to be youthful?
alethaweapon 19th-Jan-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
I say 26
shamesluts 19th-Jan-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
28 apparently

she lies abouth her age and 28 sounds much more legit than 23
pippopippo 19th-Jan-2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeee, I'd love to see her with Chris Pine in Z for Zachariah. I've liked her since Pan Am (gone too soon!) but I'm pretty much in love with her now after watching WoWS and About Time (she was STUNNING in this movie—like even hotter than in Wolf—and actually looked her age!).
revertigo 19th-Jan-2014 04:23 am (UTC)
okay that movie might be worth watching afterall
pippopippo 19th-Jan-2014 04:24 am (UTC)
Aside from Margot and Bill Nighy, not really lol. You can just watch all her scenes and skip the rest.
fromahippie 19th-Jan-2014 11:28 am (UTC)
watch it! it's cute
jessepinkman 19th-Jan-2014 03:50 am (UTC)
ugh tarzan..
bluesforgotten 19th-Jan-2014 03:51 am (UTC)
ugh, i hated that z for zacariah book growing up.
gathererofstars 19th-Jan-2014 04:03 am (UTC)
me too, we had to read it in school and it was the most depressing shit.
forceiswithyou 19th-Jan-2014 04:09 am (UTC)
I liked it even though it's a difficult read. I'm a bit biased, though, bc I love Robert C. O'Brien a lot (mostly for NIMH).
maybutler 19th-Jan-2014 04:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad Amanda pulled out of this movie, so that I don't have a reason to watch it.
whiskybars 19th-Jan-2014 03:51 am (UTC)
ugh why tarzan tho

her jersey (boston? idk i can't never tell the difference) accent was so on point that hearing her natural accent throws me off

Edited at 2014-01-19 03:52 am (UTC)
blowinmoneyfast 19th-Jan-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
i think it's a long island accent
gendrys 19th-Jan-2014 04:12 am (UTC)
it's a brooklyn accent
frejabehaerich 19th-Jan-2014 04:32 am (UTC)
it was a vietnamese accent
whiskybars 19th-Jan-2014 04:38 am (UTC)

can't believe i missed that
idontwannago55 19th-Jan-2014 03:51 am (UTC)
the guy that directed Compliance is directing this? I'll watch it, of course.
zoaster_toaster 19th-Jan-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
I have to admit I was really impressed with her in WoWS and also kinda shocked of how 90s supermodel she looks.

I ain't mad at her, is what I'm saying.
queer_bee 19th-Jan-2014 03:56 am (UTC)
IKR. She looked good in those Versace ensambles.
walker_sarah 19th-Jan-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
askars as tarzan tho
megswan 19th-Jan-2014 03:53 am (UTC)
butt_or_skotch 19th-Jan-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
She looks like Jaime Pressly in this picture.
avantgaurdian1 19th-Jan-2014 03:54 am (UTC)
mte. i thought she was for the longest time
rlmoonyk 19th-Jan-2014 04:02 am (UTC)
she reminds me of her and emma stone
pplemmy 19th-Jan-2014 04:07 am (UTC)
she's like emma stone if you ironed out all of the parts of emma stone that make her unique.
frejabehaerich 19th-Jan-2014 04:34 am (UTC)
a little bit of jamie king too imo

carrie9142 19th-Jan-2014 04:57 am (UTC)
I thought she was the chick from Community.
nistha 19th-Jan-2014 07:39 am (UTC)
Yea, I thought of her as the lovechild of Jaime, Gillian Jacobs, and Emma Stone.
reasontorhyme 19th-Jan-2014 03:53 am (UTC)
I like her a lot! And I am glad she's getting roles.
And strangely I wonder if she'll ever be friends with Taylor Swift haha. I am surprised she hasn't been baking with her in Rhode Island or antiquing or whatever.
adb7 19th-Jan-2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I thought she was really good in WOWS. But if her career takes off more than Lupitas...

vikingsmn 19th-Jan-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
mte and we both know it will. fucking hollywood.
idreaminargyle 19th-Jan-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
we already know it is

h_y_f_r 19th-Jan-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
what do you really expect?
tons of roles are written basic white girls like margot (even though i do like her)
adb7 19th-Jan-2014 04:03 am (UTC)
i expect fairness but i like to get myself all excited then wallow in disappointment tbh
shamesluts 19th-Jan-2014 04:04 am (UTC)
110% will. She's a mediocre (gr8 acting skills aside) & pretty white girl, hollywood will eat her up
jiggle_jingles8 19th-Jan-2014 04:04 am (UTC)
I thought this exact thing. I hope not tho :/
rlmoonyk 19th-Jan-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
I like her and she's a great actress from what I've seen from WOWS but yeaaah. It's as if Hollywood is puzzled at the thought that black women don't always have to play slaves or maids. You mean black people experience love, family troubles, and can star in sci-fi films and such? Crazy! Apparently we don't have a future or place in the present since it seems like we're only rewarded for the roles I've said above

tl;dr but it bugs me so so much.
baptismtonight 19th-Jan-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
well, you know how the story goes….
revertigo 19th-Jan-2014 04:07 am (UTC)
i hate the fact that we're discussing which woman should be getting the breadcrumbs in hollywood when it should be how limited the opportunities are for women in general
beanie1816 19th-Jan-2014 04:16 am (UTC)
I hope this doesn't happen!
blue_birds 19th-Jan-2014 04:20 am (UTC)
I love her but yeah :/
You already know how it goes.
frejabehaerich 19th-Jan-2014 04:38 am (UTC)
lupita is the one nominated for an oscar and plenty of awards though. i like margot but i doubt she will get the recognition lupita has already got.
slfrighteous 19th-Jan-2014 04:50 am (UTC)
of course it will lol
speshsnowflake 19th-Jan-2014 05:30 am (UTC)
srs question: what's Lupita's American accent like? Because that's going to have a lot to do with what roles she books (and how frequently).
poisonedsky 19th-Jan-2014 05:44 am (UTC)
ugh, well...
hera_bearrra 19th-Jan-2014 06:17 am (UTC)
There is a very slim chance of Lupita's career really taking off, unfortunately :( I'm enjoying her ~presence while it lasts, but we'll be hearing Margot's name being thrown around a lot more in the coming years than Lupita's. I wish that weren't the case but... it's Hollywood.
just444 19th-Jan-2014 03:54 am (UTC)
damn, you go girl!

really looking forward to Suite Francaise. great cast
iamadrinker 19th-Jan-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
Is this the girl who was on PanAm on ABC?

Also I watched Frozen today, and my oh my, was that a shitty cartoon. Like it was average and yall are raving off on it.

I guess maybe it appeals to girls more or something? Just wasnt feeling it.
zombieland 19th-Jan-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Are you me? I watched Frozen yesterday, and midway through I was like..."Is this movie going to get good?" I was really surprised by how lackluster it was considering all the praise it has gotten. The songs weren't good and the story was a mess. The only things I liked about it were the visuals and Idina Menzel's flawless vocals.
iamadrinker 19th-Jan-2014 04:17 am (UTC)
Yes the story was so.....lame.

I thought the songs were actually decent, I really liked the ones the trolled sang when they were trying to match make.

Idina felt like she was screaming at times, wasnt feeling it to much (she was Elsa right?)
revertigo 19th-Jan-2014 04:03 am (UTC)
i read this comment 2 secs ago and my oh my it was a shitty comment
princess1404 19th-Jan-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
Agree with the FroZen comment. And yes she was on PanAm.

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slfrighteous 19th-Jan-2014 04:54 am (UTC)
lol i havent seen it but I already know i'll hate it, just like I hated tangled
missyxxmisch 19th-Jan-2014 05:40 am (UTC)
lol Frozen was beyond mediocre. And that song. lmfaooooo.
jesus_in_canada 19th-Jan-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
I just saw WOWS last night, and wow. Her acting was pretty great. My understanding is she wanted a divorce because he was gonna lose everything, right? Also, that fight scene... and that other scene. My mouth was wide open.
shamesluts 19th-Jan-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
the way it came across to me was that she wanted a divorce (her excuse was that she didn't love him anymore but idek how legit their feelings were) because Jordan had turned into a fucking mess & his drug addiction had gotten crazy (though I think he stopped for a little while right before his breakdown?) and then right before the divorce announcement he p much raped her so she only had more reasons to leave. But I think she was over that entire messy & greedy lifestyle in general.

+ I don't really think money was on her mind, it kind of seemed liked she grew out of that mindset. Esp after her 2 kids, which I feel like were another motivation for her to get the divorce. Meanwhile Jordan was getting worse and worse w/ each day,
slfrighteous 19th-Jan-2014 04:56 am (UTC)
Youre the first one who mentioned that that scene was rapey and I find that pretty sad.
nieurika 19th-Jan-2014 03:56 am (UTC)
sometimes I believe she may be 23, then I saw this
revertigo 19th-Jan-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
that looks like bad makeup

normally she does look older, but not haggard like that
ponpiri 19th-Jan-2014 04:08 am (UTC)
It's bad makeup. Both she and Perrie Edwards need better MUAs because they look more youthful without a thing on.
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