Anthony LaPaglia and the late Greg Coote also will be recognized Oct. 26 in Los Angeles
The Australians in Film will honor Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites, Anthony LaPaglia and the late Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote at its annual gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 26. recognizing contributions to the Australian screen industry.
The AiF breakthrough awards will be presented to Robbie (“Wolf of Wall Street”) and Thwaites (“The Giver”). Robbie will be seen in the upcoming “Focus,” alongside Will Smith, and in Warner Bros.’ “Tarzan.” Thwaites has been cast in a leading role in “Gods of Egypt,” which also stars Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
“We are eagerly waiting to see what lies ahead for our AiF Breakthrough Award winners Margot Robbie and Brenton Thwaites,” said AiF President Simonne Overend. ”Both these actors embody the very best talent and potential that we see emerging from Australia today. Their international success so early in their career suggests great promise for the years ahead.”
Coote, who died earlier this year, will receive the Australians in Film Virgin Australia Orry-Kelly Award, presented to Australians who have contributed to the success of other Australians in the industry.
“Greg Coote was an important advisor to Australians in Film from the beginning, helping to shape our early strategy, with a particular focus on supporting emerging Australian talent in Hollywood” said Overend. “He played such a major part in our success and really did so much for Aussies in this industry both at home and overseas.”
As CEO of film financier Dune Entertainment, Coote co-invested with 20th Century Fox in more than 60 major movies including “Avatar” and “Marley & Me.” Coote started his career in Australia in the mailroom and and worked his way up to the position of head of Australian distributor Village Roadshow Pictures.
Anthony LaPaglia will also be named as one of two Orry-Kelly International Honorees for his support of Australians working in the film and television industries in Los Angeles.
“Anthony LaPaglia is well known for offering Australians employment opportunities both on his shows and throughout his projects and it is wonderful to see him celebrated for his generous contributions,” said Overend.
‘The Mountain Between Us’
Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam and The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie are in talks to star for Paradise Now helmer Hany Abu-Assad in The Mountain Between Us for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment. An adaptation of the Charles Martin book, the film is a harrowing tale of survival and a love story. Ashley is a writer catching a flight from Salt Lake City and heading East for her wedding. Ben is a doctor returning from a medical conference. When their flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer, the strangers agree to charter a ride, only to see the pilot suffer a heart attack and crash into a desolate snowy mountain region. He breaks ribs and she suffers a leg fracture. Fortunately, aside from a doctor he’s an avid climber, and as he struggles to get her down from the mountain in harsh weather, she begins to realize that maybe she was headed to marry the wrong guy.
‘Ghost in the Shell’
Rupert Sanders is directing the film, which is based on the popular Japanese manga.
Margot Robbie is in early talks to star in “Ghost in the Shell,” which Rupert Sanders is directing for DreamWorks, multiple individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap.
A live-action film based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the Bill Wheeler-scripted film, which has been a passion project for DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg.
Robbie turned heads with her performance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese‘s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Ghost in the Shell” is another major role that will allow the Australian actress to showcase her action chops. Female-driven action movies such as “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and “Lucy” have all performed well at the box office.
Source: thewrap.com & deadline.com
MARGOT Robbie’s boyfriend Tom Ackerley has shared some intimate snaps of his new love on social media.
Proving things must be serious between the duo, Ackerley has uploaded images of The Wolf of Wall Street actor to his Instagram site for the first time.The loved-up pics show the 24-year-old on the shoulder’s of her beau which he captioned, “Family night out #LondonEye.”
In another picture, the loved-up pair seem to be sitting in a park with other friends.
Robbie met Ackerley, an assistant director earlier this year and have been spending a lot of time together since hooking up.
Robbie, a Hollywood success story, is currently on a break from filming her upcoming flick Tarzan, which she began filming in England last week.
See article and a couple of other images HERE.
Margot Robbie and her new boyfriend Tom Ackerley enjoy a romantic day in the park together on Sunday (August 31) in London, England.
The 24-year-old Wolf of Wall Street actress and Tom, an assistant director, seemed amused by a man’s pet ferret and they both bent down to look at it.
Margot and Tom spent some time in the park having a picnic and they totally look so cute together!
Margot is on a break from her upcoming movie Tarzan, which she began filming in England last week.
It looks as though the world’s favourite damsel in distress is already in need of her knight in shining loincloth.
Margot Robbie, 24, was spotted getting into character as Jane Porter on Wednesday, as she shot scenes for the upcoming retelling of the classic tale Tarzan.
The Australian beauty wore a cream Victorian dress as she was seen tied up on the upper deck of a steam paddle boat on the UK set.
With her wavy red hair tied back, Margot was seen facing a man in a loincloth, who sat entrapped in a cage dangling over the edge of the boat.
Also on the vessel – dubbed ‘Adelaar’ – was actor Christoph Waltz, 57, who portrays bad guy Captain Leon Rom in the film.
Dressed in a light safari suit with a matching Panama hat, the Austrian actor wore a moustache as he stood sternly in front of a team of men.
Tarzan will follow Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, 38, as the titular character, who’s forced to return to the urban sprawl of London after being raised in the jungle as an orphan.
For the past few months, Margot has been seen out and about in London with her new beau, assistant director Tom Ackerley.
Just Jared revealed that the hunky Brit worked with Margot on one of her more recent films, Suite Française, which is yet to be released.
Margot Robbie passionately kisses her boyfriend while spending a romantic night together in London, England earlier this week.
The 24-year-old Wolf of Wall Street actress was carried in her man’s arms into the building and it looks like the two couldn’t keep their hands off each other!
Sources exclusively tell JustJared.com that the man is Tom Ackerley, who worked as a third assistant director on her recent film Suite Française, set for release later this year.
Tom is the mystery guy that Margot was seen openly kissing back in June. They make a cute couple!
Former ‘Neighbours’ castmate, Valentina Novakovic, who played “Natasha Williams” nominates Margot among others for the ice bucket challenge! Click pic below to see the video, now awaiting to see Miss Robbie do the ice bucket challenge and see who she nominates! Mel.x
Australian actress Margot Robbie showed her true colours at the weekend as she donned the famous black and white of Fulham.
The Wolf of Wall Street actress was at Craven Cottage last Saturday to support Felix Magath’s side in the London derby against Millwall – but she did not bring the side any luck as the Cottagers lost 1-0.
The 24-year-old stunner was recently named The Sexiest Actress in Hollywood by Victoria’s Secret and shot to fame earlier this year thanks to her seductive role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest in Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street
The former Neighbours actress confirmed on Twitter recently that she was a Fulham fan – but it is unclear why she chose to support the South West London club.
Fulham have signed a number of Australian players in the past, including goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and added international striker Adam Taggart to their squad this summer.
Robbie joins actors Hugh Grant and Keith Allen as well as singer Example on the list of Fulham’s high profile celebrity fans.
Robbie is not just a Fulham fan as she has also been spotted at Madison Square Gardens supporting the New York Rangers ice hockey side.
Speaking of her support for the Rangers, she told Yahoo: ‘Well I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia, I’m not sure why, but we didn’t have any ice where I lived. It was very hot, a coastal town.
‘So I played field hockey, but then when I moved to America I was finally able to join a team once I wasn’t contracted to a show, but when I was contracted to a show I wasn’t able to play. But I was living in New York, so I was able to watch, and the Rangers were my default team.
‘And not just by default, but also because they’re the best team ever. And I just became absolutely dedicated and loyal to them immediately, and have been ever since.’
Australian actress Margot Robbie is reportedly being eyed to join the upcoming Tina Fey comedy “Taliban Shuffle”.
The film, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker‘s memoirs, follows her arrival in Kabul,stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Middle East and life as a war correspondent. Barker will be portrayed by Fey, who is also producing alongside Lorne Michaels. With Glenn Ficarra and John Requa on board to direct, this casting is another step in the direction of production getting underway.
Robbie garnered critical acclaim and attention for her role in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. She has several films in the works, including David Yates‘ anticipated take on “Tarzan” alongside Alexander Skarsgard.
Their status as Victoria’s Secret models makes them among some of the world’s desired women but the modest ladies over at VS have turned things on their head and voted for who they think is sexy.
The What Is Sexy? List honors the hottest and most inspiring women in Hollywood and who the lingerie models believe embody a simple, casually confident lifestyle.
From sexiest street style to sexiest natural beauty, the women who made the list are all about maximum impact with minimal effort – no filter necessary.
Margot Robbie, who played Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest in The Wolf Of Wall Street, took the crown for sexiest actress.
The 24-year-old Australian rocketed to fame (and the top of every man’s lust list) thanks to her seductive role in the Hollywood blockbuster.