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Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros and will produce female-driven movies!

The Aussie actress already has two projects set at her studio, including a spinoff for her ‘Suicide Squad’ character Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie is setting down roots at Warner Bros.

The Aussie actress is signing a first-look deal with the studio behind her summer Suicide Squad to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

Producing and developing with Robbie will be her LuckyChap partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr.

Robbie, whose breakout performance came in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is only 26 years old but has quickly grasped control of her career in a way few actors, especially female actors, do, steadily wading into the world of producing.

Robbie and LuckyChap are in post-production on their first movie as producers, the upcoming neo noir thriller Terminal. LuckyChap also is developing and producing a Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, where the actress will play the disgraced figure skater, and is developing an adaptation of Bad Monkeys, a novel by Matt Ruff, along with with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for Universal Pictures.

Warner Bros. has built a relationship with the actress, who has starred in Focus and The Legend of Tarzan for the studio before becoming one of the key factors as to why Suicide Squad grossed over $700 million worldwide.

The actress already has two projects set at Warners: a Suicide Squad spinoff for her character Harley Quinn (as well as other DC heroines) that she will executive produce and an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air to which she is attached to star.

The first-look deal underlines Warner Bros.’ renewed focus on female-driven storytelling and comes after some notables moves from the Burbank-based studio.

It created the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop earlier this year as a program to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, which was spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.

Warners has Wonder Woman, based on DC’s iconic female superhero, coming out next year and was firm in its commitment to find a female director for that movie. And it is prepping Ocean’s Ocho, a female-centric take on Ocean’s 11 that will feature an A-list female ensemble.

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.

Things that make me angry:

People calling Mad Max an ‘American Classic’ or a part of ‘American Culture’

“Do you mind if I sit here for five minutes? I promise that I’ll pay for whatever you consume in the next five minutes.”

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Last movie I watched: damn. It’s been a while. Moana, maybe.

Last TV show I watched: The 100 is loading, so Planet Earth.

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Fave characters: Clarke, Lexa, Aeryn Sun, the FMA cast, the Stormlight Archive cast, Vin.

Dream job: Writing and editing video game codices

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@werewolfofwesteria what’s your fave jellybean flavour? I need to know… For science.

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Cate Blanchett repeats the same jokes over and over:

“Thank you. I made it myself.”

“Shall I lie down?”

“I’m so boring!”

“Thank you for mentioning it.” (When her awards come up)

“I’m married.”

“Thank you. Thank you.” (Said in a faux vain way when her beauty is complimented.

>>Fake tight Botox face<<

And SO SO many more. And we all laugh as if it is the first time we’ve heard such a funny joke. :)

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For some reason, the Cailin video (posted prior to this), reminds me of the movie Amy.

If you watch the first half of this trailer, you might see where I’m coming from. The whole father singing to the daughter thing I guess.

Also, highly recommend this movie if you’ve never heard of it. It’s an Australian movie starring Rachel Griffiths, and Ben Mendelsohn, seriously underrated. I remember seeing it at the Cinema with my Nanna many years ago, and fell in love. I’ve seen it a billion times since then, it never gets old.