Garrett Hedlund is set to lead Violent Talent, a crime drama that will serve as the directorial debut of Matthew Michael Carnahan. Deadline has the story, reporting that Hedlund will be joined by Margot Robbie and Toby Kendall.
The film, which takes place in present day Chicago, follows Hedlund as Eamon, a man who, alongside his friends Angel (Kebbell) and Quan (Ahmed) plans to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld.
Violent Talent will be produced by Tracy Falco through Defender Entertainment.
The actors were named yesterday alongside British actor Lily James as the contenders for the role in Cinderella, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Landing the job would be a coup for any of the starlets, who are all making names for themselves working their way up the Hollywood ladder. Robbie got her start on Neighbours and is best known internationally for US TV series Pan Am and will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Heathcote was also on Neighbours and was in Dark Shadows and In Time.
Initially, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Les Miserables’ Amanda Seyfried were in the mix.
Cate Blanchett is attached to the film to play Lady Madonna Tremaine, Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
With such a strong Aussie line-up, perhaps they’ll film at Sydney’s Fox Studios.
We are dying to hear who Branagh will cast as the handsome prince. Could we suggest Chris Hemsworth or his brother Liam?
Cinderella will be the latest in a long line of fairytale adaptations.
Leonardo DiCaprio is rumoured to be dating Australian ex-Neighbours star Margot Robbie after they were spotted together looking rather cosy at a party in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The recently-single star of Shutter Island split with Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton last week and whispers are already circulating around who his next squeeze will be.
Leo showed us his love of Australian women during his time in Sydney filming The Great Gatsby, so it comes as no surprise that he has been spotted with another Aussie babe.
Margot is currently starring as Leo’s love interest in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street, which follows the rise and fall of hard-partying stockbroker and criminal, Jordan Belfont.
Witnesses told the New York Post that the two were at an event together in Las Vegas on Saturday night and that they “spent a lot of time at the party together”.
The rumour has already been denied by Leo’s representative, perhaps due to the freshness of his break up with Heatherton.
Relaxing in her dressing gown and slippers between takes, Margot Robbie gave no hint of the transformation to come. But as she slipped into a little black dress that revealed her endless legs the blonde underwent a not so major transformation into a sexy div. She plays Leonardo Dicaprio’s love interest in the forthcoming eighties period drama Wolf On Wall Street.
Shooting in Brooklyn on Monday, Margot donned an eighties tube minidress for her role, complete with period stiletto heels. This the first major feature role for the Australian born actress, who was previously a regular on the soap Neighbours.Margot also starred on the ABC series Pan Am in 2011 and also recently began filming the Richard Curtis feature comedy About Time for universal. In the movie, which is slated to appear in cinemas next year, DiCaprio plays Long Island penny stockbroker Jordon Belfort, who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case.
The case involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. The controversial film is already causing a stir for its brazen use of sex and vice to sell its story, with prostitution and cocaine use central to its plot. Previous reports cited Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey shooting with several naked brunette strippers at soon-to-open drag bar Lucky Cheng’s, on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Yet such scenes seem tame compared to others in the film. A source told the New York Daily News: ‘Leo will be partying hard and celebrating his marriage.’ The source adds that: ‘All the actors will be prepared to snort lines and do plenty of drugs that night. There’s so much drug use, they will not be welcomed back to Anguilla.’
According to the Daily News, director Martin Scorsese and crew searched for weeks before settling on a Hamptons house that could be styled to look like the Caribbean island Anguilla’s Malliouhana Hotel. Casting for the 250 actors needed to portray ‘upscale beach wedding guest types’ started a month ago. The male actors chosen were asked to grow out their beards and hair, while the women will be decked out in floral and ruffle dresses.
‘They want to depict an over-the-top crazy wedding with lots of outrageous people running around’: claimed the NYC paper .
Its officially been posted for pre-production on Imdb.com! Margot will be playing Nadine, opposite Leonardo Di Caprio! Still unfortunate about the end of “Pan Am” but shes already moved on to better things!! I knew you could do it Margot! Australia will be behind you 100%…….Golden Globes, here she comes!
FORMER “Neighbours” starlet Margot Robbie may have had a bit of bad luck, with her airline TV series Pan Am being axed in the US.
But the up-and-coming actress, currently shooting comedy movie About Time with Rachael McAdams in England, is being tipped for one of the year’s biggest film roles.
The 21-year-old Melbourne local is reportedly in final talks with producers of the much-buzzed-about Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf Of Wall Street – opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to industry website Deadline, Robbie is tipped to play the female lead in the film that stars DiCaprio as the real-life (and now reformed) booze-swilling, drug-inhaling Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort.
It’s understood Robbie is likely to play Belfort’s wife Nadine, with Jonah Hill and French Oscar winner Jean Dujardin already confirmed for co-starring roles.
FORMER Neighbours beauty Margot Robbie seems to have bounced back quickly after the grounding of the US TV series Pan Am.
Robbie got her US break thanks to the series, in which she played an airline stewardess in the 1960s. The show was axed after falling ratings.
When “Pan Am” first aired it looked like ABC might have a hit on their hands. The premiere (which cost $10m) was watched by 11 million viewers, the promos all looked (aesthetically at least) very appealing, while the reviews were cautiously positive and also expressed optimism for what the show had the potential to become. It also didn’t hurt that it arrived at the same time as NBC’s “The Playboy Club” – to which it bore a stylistic similarity – and seemed fantastic by comparison. But by the time the penultimate episode of the season aired the viewership had dropped to just over 2.5 million with a 0.7 demo rating, and by that point the writing was on the wall.
However, there may be hope yet for the show, with Deadline reporting that Sony are negotiating with Amazon to bring back the show just a fortnight after it was officially cancelled. Apparently the show has been received far more warmly internationally (though we shouldn’t really be surprised that this of all shows would be able to venture into new territories) and that has got the online behemoth interested. Amazon are looking into producing their own television through its recently launched Amazon Studios, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add an established drama – with production values they probably are not yet capable of attaining on their own – to their stable.
As exciting as this may sound for fans of “Pan Am,” it’s probably best not to get too carried away. Although some shows do seem to be looking to online vendors for salvation, it hasn’t always worked out. I’m sure “Terra Nova” fans got their hopes up when Netflix expressed interest in that Fox show, but ultimately nothing came of it. So while this could potentially mean that the likes of Christina Ricci, Karine Vanesse, Michael Mosley, Mike Vogel, Kelly Garner and the lovely Margot Robbie may still have a show to return to next season, we’d probably advise them not to give up on the job hunt quite yet.
According to imdb.com, Margot will be playing in a Comedy/Drama/Sci-fi movie named “About Time” along side Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy & Domhnall Gleeson. Supposed to be out for release sometime next year! Will keep you updated on this project, currently in Pre-Production!
Could it be that the crew of “Pan Am” will fly again?
Deadline is reporting that the period drama, which will more than likely not be renewed by ABC, may have a future on cable. The show, which stars Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, is much more popular in Europe than it ever was in the U.S. It is this that may lead Sony TV, the program’s producer, to look for alternate venues for the series.
As a sign of further popularity overseas, on Thursday (May 10) “Pan Am” was named “Best Series” at the Rose d’Or TV awards, Europe’s equivalent of the Emmys. It beat out British programs “Martina Cole’s the Runaway” and “The Jury.”
So Zappers, would you be interested in seeing “Pan Am” return? Or should the show stay grounded?