Entertainment Margot Robbie to adapt Beautiful Things

10:35  08 november  2016
10:35  08 november  2016 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Gin Phillips’ forthcoming novel BEAUTIFUL THINGS is on its way to the big screen. Margot Robbie is teaming with Warner Bros. under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner for the adaptation with producer Denise Di Novi. Warner Bros. nabbed the movie rights to the thriller which LuckyChap will produce with Di Novi as well as Alison Greenspan of Di Novi Pictures. The book option is the first move for LuckyChap since it signed a first-look deal with Warners in September. Robbie has developed a strong relationship with Warner Bros. since starring in Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan.

Warner Bros., Margot Robbie ’s LuckyChap Entertainment and producer Denise Di Novi are teaming up to adapt Beautiful Things , a novel by Gin Phillips. Warners has picked up movie rights to the thriller, which LuckyChap will produce along with Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures’ Alison Greenspan. The hook is compelling: The story is set over three hours and tells of a mother and son who are trapped in a zoo with a gunman on the loose. LuckyChap is comprised of Robbie , Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. It is unclear at this stage if Robbie will star in the adaptation .

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Margot Robbie will produce and star in 'Beautiful Things'.

The 'Suicide Squad' actress' production company LuckyChap Entertainment have agreed to adapt the novel by Gin Phillips for Warner Bros and Robbie will take on the lead role of Joan, according to the Hollywood reporter.

The book is due for release in May 2017 and a summary on Phillips' website teases the story of Joan and her four-year-old son, who are trapped in a zoo with a gunman on the loose.

Di Novi Pictures' Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will co-produce and a director and screenwriter are yet to be found.

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Actress Margot Robbie is developing a big screen adaptation of bestselling zoo drama Beautiful Things . The Wolf of Wall Street star will produce the film through her LuckyChap Entertainment company alongside bosses at Di Novi Pictures. Beautiful Things , based on the novel by Gin Phillips, will centre on a mother and daughter trapped in a zoo at the mercy of a gunman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is the first project developed by Robbie and her production company since she signed a first look deal with executives at Warner Bros. in September (16).

Beautiful Things will be produced by Margot Robbie ’s LuckyChap Entertainment company, but will she also be starring in the film? The novel, which will debut in May 2017, follows a mother and her son at a zoo where a gunman is on the loose. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. grabbed the movie rights to the novel, and since LuckyChap is on a first look deal with the studio, they agreed to produce. The adaptation will be the production company’s first project signed following the deal. It’s unclear as of right now whether or not Robbie will also star in the film.

Meanwhile, Robbie will start filming 'I, Tonya,' next year and is also set to produce and play the lead role in biopic.

And last month it was reported the 26-year-old actress is in the final stages of talks to star in Sony's live-action and computer generated hybrid production 'Peter Rabbit'.

The adaptation of the children's tale penned by Beatrix Potter already boasts James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film is scheduled for release in April 2018 and coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of author-and-illustrator Potter - who died in 1943 at the age of 77.

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