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Margot Robbie gives Will Smith a run for his money in the first trailer released for grifter romantic comedy “Focus.” Smith plays a veteran con man named Nicky, who becomes romantically involved with his new protege, the ambitious young up-and-comer named Jess played by Robbie. Things get complicated, they go their separate ways, but meet up again years later. Now she’s just as good at the game as he is and they’re forced to work together on one of the biggest cons of their careers. Glenn Ficarra and John RequaRead More
February 11th UPDATE: Robbie is officially our Jane, as “Tarzan” enters pre-production, the studio has announced. It has also set a July 1, 2016 release date. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: She was the front-runner, and now “The Wolf of Wall Street” breakout star Margot Robbie is one step closer to becoming Jane in David Yates’ new adaptation of “Tarzan,” according to The Wrap. She’s now in negotiations to take that role opposite Alexander Skarsgard, and has also closed a deal to join Chris Pine in zombie apocalyptic thriller “Z for Zachariah,” replacingRead More
Aussue rising star Margot Robbie’s takeover of Hollywood continues, as she may be close to landing another high profile female lead role, with Variety reporting the “Wolf of Wall Street” actress is Warner Bros’ choice for the role of Jane opposite Alexander Skarsgard’s “Tarzan” in David Yates’ new adaptation of the jungle adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Emma Stone and new Cinderella Lily James had also been in the mix for the role. The film also has Christoph Waltz on bard for the villain role, while Samuel L. Jackson isRead More
Will Smith gives Margot Robbie some instructions in the first set pics from upcoming grifter romantic comedy “Focus,” unveiled today by Britain’s The Daily Mail. He plays a veteran con man and she’s an up and comer who seeks his help in getting acclimated to the profession. Naturally, a romance blossoms, which complicates things when they part ways and then meet up again years later. These first set photos, taken on the production’s first day of shooting in Buenos Aires, appears to show Robbie’s character Jess dressed up prim andRead More
UPDATE: THR updates that Hedlund is actually up for the role of Kyle Reese, while Variety tweets Taylor Kitsch and Nicholas Hoult are also in the mix. As for John Connor, Tom Hardy is at the top of the wishlist. Another big franchise taking shape, and the usual suspects are all lining up to vie for just one or two potentially career-making roles. Schmoes Know are reporting that the franchise du jour is “Terminator 5,” and the young actors being eyed for the now iconic roles of Sarah Connor andRead More
Fast-rising Australian actress Margot Robbie has landed the coveted female lead role in grifter romantic comedy “Focus” opposite Will Smith, according to Variety. The “Pan Am” star reportedly beat out a slew of young actresses, including fellow newcomers like Olivia Munn and more established stars like Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and even twothree-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who all tested opposite Smith for the role. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct their script, which is set in the world of cons and tells the story of a veteran grifterRead More
Jim Sturgess, Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks will star in indie comedy “The Big Shoe”, reports Deadline from Berlin, where the film’s rights are out to buyers. “Secretary” helmer Steven Shainberg will direct from a script he co-wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. Sturgess plays a gifted shoe designer who wants to break away from the family business when they attempt to make him sell out for commercial gain. His mother hires a psychotherapist named Mary Kate (Banks) and a “muse” named Delphi (Stewart) to lure him back. Susan Sarandon had beenRead More
So Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will not reunite for a third time after all. The filmmakers behind “Crazy Stupid Love” had been hoping to get their adorable twosome back on screen together for con-man romance/action flick “Focus”, but it never came together, and Warner Bros cast Ben Affleck in Gosling’s role instead. Today Variety reports Affleck has found his leading lady in “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct their script, which is set in the world of cons and tells the story of aRead More
We all loved Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “Crazy Stupid Love”, and can’t wait to see them together again in “Gangster Squad”, but is the world ready for a third dose of Gosling/Stone? The filmmakers behind their first collaboration certainly hope so. Deadline reports Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have made a deal to direct their script “Focus” for Warner Bros, and they are hoping Gosling and Stone will join them. “Focus” is set in the world cons and tells the story of a veteran conman who gets romanticallyRead More