Margot Robbie will headline Sony Pictures’ Marian, a Robin Hood story
Margot Robbie has lined up a new project today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Suicide Squad star will play the title role in Sony Pictures‘ Marian, an original story that builds from the Robin Hood legend. The plot, from a script by Pete Barry, sees Marian, upon the death of Robin Hood, taking the hero’s place to lead the Merry Men and continue to rob from the rich and give to the poor. Donald De Line and Amy Pascale are set to produce alongside Rock Shank. The trade notes that Robbie herself may also produce through her LuckyChap Entertainment.
Margot Robbie had a busy 2016, starring on the big screen in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan and in David Ayer‘s DC Comics ensemble Suicide Squad. She’s set to reprise the Harley Quinn role in Ayer’s upcoming Gotham City Sirens. Meanwhile, the actress is set to star opposite Sebastian Stan in the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya and to appear in Sony’s Beatrix Potter adaption, Peter Rabbit.
Marian is not the only Robin Hood movie on the way to the big screen. Production is now underway on Lionsgate‘s Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle) as the title hero, with Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray) as Little John, Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) as Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) as Maid Marion, Tim Minchin (Californication) as Friar Tuck, and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) in an undisclosed role.
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