Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will flex their upcoming comicbook franchise muscles — “Suicide Squad” and “The Fantastic Four,” respectively — as hosts of the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, set for Feb. 7 at the Beverly Wilshire.
This year’s Sci-Tech Awards, as they’re commonly known, will feature 21 awards presented to 58 individual recipients, and portions of the event will be featured in the Feb. 22 Oscarcast.
“We’re very excited to have Margot and Miles hosting this year’s Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. “Both are fresh voices in our industry and will be a welcome addition to the night where we honor our colleagues’ technical achievements.”
Added Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “Margot and Miles represent some of the best of the next generation of rising stars, and it is only fitting that they host an evening saluting the film innovations and innovators who will inform the future.”
Andrea Berloff will adapt Marisa Lankester’s memoir about her role in an offshore gambling empire
dangeorus-oddsWarner Bros. is in exclusive negotiations to acquire “Dangerous Odds,” a red-hot package featuring Margot Robbie as Marisa Lankester, a beautiful insider within the world of illegal sports betting, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap at Sundance.
Warner Bros. and CAA did not immediately respond to late-night requests for comment.
Andrea Berloff (“World Trade Center”) will adapt Lankester’s memoir of the same name that chronicles her role in the creation of the first offshore gambling empire, which had ties to the mob.
Lankester helped move the business from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to the Dominican Republic, where gambling is legal. There, she became a victim of a dangerous world of corruption, as she was repeatedly raped by a general in the secret police and imprisoned in a “medieval hellhole.” The story has a happy ending though, as she escaped and moved to Switzerland.
Film 360 and Robbie and Berloff’s reps at CAA and Management 360 have been running the auction since Wednesday, and multiple buyers in Park City told TheWrap that the project was definitely heading to Warner Bros., which has a lot invested in Robbie’s thriving career.
One of the movies that has a ton of heat already focused on it even before the Sundance Film Festival begins is “Z For Zachariah.” Chris Pine, a brunette Margot Robbie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in this story that takes place “in the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization,” according to the official synopsis. “Two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally-charged love triangle as the last known survivors.”
Craig Zobel’s last film that played here, “Compliance,” was a cold-blooded and intensely well-made look at a true story that still gives me chills when I think about it. I am a huge fan of his first feature film, “Great World Of Sound,” as well, and I am excited to see anything Zobel makes.
Today, we’ve got an exclusive debut for you of the first clip from the film. In it, we see a tender moment between these three friends, presumably as they’re starting to settle into this strange new world of theirs.
Check it out embedded at the top of this story. What gets me is that look from Ejiofor at the end of the clip, just as it fades to black. Things are not going to go well between those three. I’m also struck by how transformative something as simple as hair color is on Robbie. She’s a lovely young woman, but looking at her here, I don’t see even a hint of the Duchess, her character from “Wolf Of Wall Street.” I have a feeling Robbie is someone we’re going to be watching for many, many years to come.
And fingers crossed this is a great role for Chris Pine. I thought he was amazing in Joe Carnahan’s “Stretch,” but no one saw the film. Pine is too interesting to be locked down only doing big Hollywood action movies. There is a stealth freak hiding in there, and I want to see more and more filmmakers try to push him to new places onscreen.
QUEENSLAND golden girl Margot Robbie is making the most of her summer vacation back in Australia.
The 24-year-old beauty is on a break from filming the role of Jane in the upcoming adventure flick Tarzan opposite Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson and has filled her days with trips to the beach and dining out with friends.
Last week she met up with rumoured boyfriend Tom Ackerley for a getaway to Byron Bay.
The pair hit the waves with Ackerley showing off his skills on the board.
Robbie, who grew up on the Gold Coast, dressed in a mismatched bikini under high-cut denim shorts and a white sleeveless shirt, was spotted body surfing but didn’t get up on the board.
This week she continued her downtime with a long dinner with friends at Tartufo restaurant in the Valley.
Ackerley, who also works in the film industry as an assistant director, is taking time off from filming in Morocco for the upcoming television movie Odyssey.
Robbie will return to work in the US soon where she is expected to play a journalist recounting her experiences covering warzones in Afghanistan and Pakistan in The Taliban Shuffle.
It was a night filled with laughter and fine food when the Gold Coast-born actor dined at Tartufo in Fortitude Valley with five friends, just hours after the announcement that she was in the running for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Tartufo owner and executive chef Tony Percuoco was full of compliments for the Wolf of Wall Street star.
“She was seriously gorgeous in every way,” Mr Percuoco said.
Fresh-faced Robbie looked effortlessly chic in a simple white summer dress.
“It was just like any group of girlfriends,” Mr Percuoco said.
The talented Robbie was announced as one of five finalists for the Rising Star Award.
She will battle it out with Unbroken star Jack O’Connell, Shailene Woodley from The Fault in Our Stars, Belle actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Whiplash star Miles Teller for the gong.
Robbie is the first Australian female to be nominated for the award, which has been handed out since 2006.
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.
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.
Warner Bros. made a huge announcement and revealed release dates and casting announcements for 11 upcoming DC comics movies. They confirmed the rumor and announced that Suicide Squad would be coming in 2016, directed by David Ayer. It didn’t take long for the casting rumors to start pouring in!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is looking for A-list talent in Suicide Squad, and have already presented Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie with offers. According to Latino Review, the movie’s lead roles include Deadshot, Harkness, Vixen, and Amanda Waller. Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, and Mindboggler are also rumored to appear.
What do you think about Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie possibly landing Suicide Squad roles?