Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. Much of the castings have been previously reported, but the studio also confirmed which characters the actors will play.
Smith will play Deadshot, best known as a Batman villain, while Hardy plays the group’s leader, Rick Flagg.
Leto will take on the Joker, while Robbie will play Harley Quinn, his on-and-off girlfriend. Courtney will be Boomerang, while Delevingne, the model-turned-actress who is also in Warners’ Pan tentpole, will play Enchantress, a sorceress.
David Ayer is writing the script as well as directing.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing. Exec producing are Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, who are already shepherding many of the DC movies, as well as Colin Wilson and DC’s COO Geoff Johns.
Jesse Eisenberg, who was rumored to be involved with the movie, is not part of the official team, nor the official cast, according to sources. But that does not rule out a cameo appearance for him or other actors playing villains or heroes in the Warners’ other DC-based movies.
“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, in the announcement.
“David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote Training Day and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara,” Silverman continued. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
The movie has a release date of Aug. 5, 2016.
Australian actresses Margot Robbie, 24, and Rose Byrne, 35, are the frontrunners to play Princess Mary of Denmark in a new miniseries next year.
Earlier this month, Channel 10 confirmed it was bringing the story of Mary’s life to the small screen.
Titled Mary: The Making of a Princess, the production is being produced by Fremantle Media Australia – and according to the Gold Coast Bulletin – local girl, Margot, who recently starred in The Wolf of Wall Street is among the contenders to play the Tasmanian-born royal.
Mary Donaldson famously met Crown Prince Frederik during the Sydney Olympics at a pub. Four years later the couple were married. They now have four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent.
The miniseries is expected to be shot next year in Australia and Denmark.
Margot Robbie, best known for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is reportedly joining the cast of David Sayer’s Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn, according to sources close to Collider.
The Australian actress is currently filming Tarzan where she will star as Jane, and has upcoming roles in the upcoming films Focus with Will Smith and 2015 sci-fi release Z for Zachariah. Robbie has reportedly beat out English model Cara Delevingne for the role of Harley in the new DC Comics film.
Warner Bros. announced its upcoming Suicide Squad release last month, alongside a slew of DC Comics super hero movies, including team-based films based on Justice League and individual movies for characters The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman, stretching into 2020.
DC has 10 movies planned to hit theaters between 2016 and 2020, Time Warner announced during an investor meeting at the time, kicking off with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016.
Variety has the exclusive first look photo from Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah,” starring Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Adapted from Robert C. O’Brien post-apocalyptic 1974 novel, the thriller follows a small-town girl (Robbie) who lives alone on a farm in the only valley with breathable air in the wake of nuclear war. Her world is turned upside down when two strangers wander in from the forest.
The film is directed by Craig Zobel, produced by Material Pictures, and exec produced by Lucky Hat Entertainment along with Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment, who is handling international sales.
The sci-fier is slated for release next year.
Recently, Marvel Studios hosted a special event to unveil the release dates of its under-production and upcoming superhero movies. Marvel went ahead and announced the release date of the third installment of the ‘Thor’ series which has been officially titled ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
Addressing the audience, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ head, explained that Ragnarok means “the end of all things,” and it is very likely that the film will witness an epic-scale battle set in Asgard.
As far as the plot of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is concerned, there are rumors that Thor as well as his allies will be fighting against the Fire Demons of Muspelheim. Moreover, it is being speculated that Thor will also be battling his greatest enemy, Surtur.
In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, fans will see Chris Hemsworth return to play the character of Thor. More recently, the producers have confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will also reprise the role of fan-favorite villain Loki.
A report by Screenrant says that so far is it not clear how Loki will precisely fit in the story because Surtur is already the main antagonist of the story. However, in the comic books, Loki partnered with the Fire Demons, and freeing Surtur actually brings him to Ragnarok. The website also said that it is very likely that the movie will adhere to the comic book storyline.
Referring to Thor’s love interest, a report by Unleash the Fanboy says that Thor may possibly get a new lady love in the character of Amora the Enchantress. There are rumors that ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ actress Margot Robbie will be portraying the character.
It has been announced that filming for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will commence in 2016, as soon as Hemsworth finishes his work for the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ prequel titled ‘The Huntsman’.
As it stands, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017.
Sorry I have been a bit behind in updates, been away and busy – Mel
Here is the first Trailer for another Movie Margot is acting in.
The film was written and directed by “Crazy, Stupid, Love” filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Will Smith and Margot Robbie play a high-risk con game in the first trailer for grifter romance “Focus.”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra wrote and directed the film, about veteran con man Nicky (Smith), whose world is turned upside down when he takes Robbie’s character Jess, a rising star in the game, under his wing.
The two go their separate ways but collide again years later when Jess has come into her own as a femme fatale, threatening one of the biggest cons of Nicky’s career.
Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart were previously attached to an earlier incarnation of the project, which was originally set up as a potential starring vehicle for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Denise Di Novi produced the movie.
“Focus” will be released on Feb. 27, 2015.
Focus Movie Release Date, Reveals, Rumors, Reviews and Updates: Will Smith and Margot Robbie to Star in Upcoming Romantic Comedy
It has been a long time since we saw Will Smith in a movie that we actually liked and enjoyed; when I say this I am assuming we all thought After Earth was a horrible movie. Anyway Mr. Smith is coming back to our screens in the movie Focus set to be released on February 27th 2015. The flick which is produced by Zaftig Pictures and costs just 100 million dollars is directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa. Mr. Ficarra is one of the founders of Zaftig films so he really has a lot of eggs in this basket. The movie does not have a whole lot of names attached to it and as at now we do not know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Mr. Smith I actually the only person of note on the project and if it weren’t for Warner Brothers it would almost qualify as an indie film.
The movie is set to be a romantic comedy drama about a seasoned con man that gets himself romantically involved with a woman whom he introduces to his illustrious trade. The two find themselves falling in love and our protagonist feeling that this may be a liability cuts all ties with this woman, he just walks away. Fast forward to three years later and she shows up again with a child. She is trying to run a con on our protagonist’s mark which catches him unawares and throws him off his game.
Filming for the movie wrapped in December of 2013 and considering the release date we wonder how much post production work is really needed, we would expect a mid to late 2014 release date. Will Smith was not the first option for this movie, the role was offered to Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck all of whom turned it down for various reasons. The role for the female role was also first offered to Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart who also both declined for some reason or other before it was offered to Margot Robbie.
‘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
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.