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Margot Robbie In Talks To Be Tarzan's Jane
And she's set to join Z For Zachariah

19 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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We’re not sure we needed much more proof that Australian actress Margot Robbie had well and truly broken out after The Wolf Of Wall Street. After all, she’s already worked on Suite Francaise and Focus (with Will Smith) since then. Now, however, she’s even more in demand, entering talks to co-star in Tarzan.

According to The Wrap, she’s hammering out a deal to play Jane opposite Alexander Skarsgard’s titular loin-clothed one in the new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ adventure yarn. Harry Potter veteran David Yates is directing the film, with Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson also attached.

Jane, of course, is the woman that Tarzan falls for, though from the sounds of the new film, the pair may already be together when the story starts, as the rumoured plot finds the jungle hero tasked by Queen Victoria to investigate dodgy dealings around a mine.

In related Robbie news, she’s also set to star in post-apocalyptic drama Z For Zachariah. The film, which Nissar Modi adapted from Robert O’Brien’s book, has been developing since at least 2012, when Tobey Maguire agreed to produce and star. O’Brien’s book paints the bleak picture of a world in the grip of a nuclear nightmare. War has left most of the planet uninhabitable, with pockets of clean air carefully guarded. In one such valley, a young woman (Robbie) maintains a farm alone, and is disturbed when a stranger arrives. He reveals himself to be a scientist, who has been weakened by a contaminated stream. Though our heroine helps to nurse him back to health, she also discovers his dark past and dangerous ambitions.

Zachariah has faced scheduling delays and cast changes – it now appears that Maguire will simply produce, with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor taking the other main roles. Ejiofor’s awards schedule is partly the reason the movie has been pushed back to shoot this year after originally planning to film in August 2013. Amanda Seyfried had been on board to star, but dropped out due to the time shift, with Robbie taking her place. Compliance director Craig Zobel will put Zachariah before cameras first, with Yates' Tarzan following soon after.


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Ooosh!
Margot Robbie could grab a-hold of my 'vine' anytime ;) I've had my eye on her since her stint in Neighbours. More

Posted by Litshttam at 14:57 on 20 January 2014 | Report This Post

Oooooh nnoooo!!!
Sorry this just sounds rubbish, I love Tarzan and read some of the books (not all) and even the comics (from way back) the film adaptations vary from Brilliant to well ropey (ouch) but no the casting is wrong and the plot is lazy. If they want to do it again then start with the origin, update and use the better SFX we now have, rather than this pish! More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:53 on 20 January 2014 | Report This Post

I tend to agree that the storyline as we know it, so far, does not sound good. But if they follow the story in The Return of Tarzan, the 2nd Tarzan book, the movie's finale could be exciting. They must get away from all previous screen adaptations. The new concept of Tarzan has to be the original concept, or they'll just have another cookie-cutter Tarzan film. Please, no more yodeling as he swings through the trees. Alexander Skarsgard cannot be the best choice for this role. There must More

Posted by jowenbmd at 00:02 on 20 January 2014 | Report This Post

i remember that Z for Zachariah thing too - Pippa someone or other... and a dead sheep in the stream. We watched it at school as well - blimey. Anyway, just seen Wolf of Wallstreet and had no idea she was an Aussie! But the Tarzan movie sounds well ropey (or viney). like he some kind of loin cloth-wearing Dick Tracey. It'll be crap, no contest. Hopefully Margot will survive the quite obvious terribleness of it all! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:31 on 19 January 2014 | Report This Post

Looking forward to 'Z for Zachariah' having read the book and seen the original film with Anthony Daniels running around naked, while at secondary school More

Posted by dethmart at 19:29 on 19 January 2014 | Report This Post

Hmm, OK so a new Tarzan is on the way whether the great viewing public wants it or not, but that line about Queen Victoria tasking Tarzan and Jane to investigate dodgy dealings (monkey business? sorry, too easy) makes me think this is going to be crap well before it goes into production More

Posted by Indio at 19:26 on 19 January 2014 | Report This Post

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