Margot Robbie Swings to 'Tarzan,' Takes Vacant 'Z for Zachariah' Role
by Ethan Anderton
January 20, 2014
After a breakthrough performance as Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, the stunning Margot Robbie has two roles keeping her future busy. First up, The Wrap reports that the Australian actress will be taking the female lead role in Tarzan as the jungle man's regular romantic companion Jane. David Yates (of the Harry Potter franchise) is directing the Warner Bros. big budget adaptation of the hero created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Robbie joins Alexander Skarsgard (taking the title role), Samuel L. Jackson & Christoph Waltz in the developing project. But Robbie is also replacing someone on another film.
THR has word that Robbie has taken a role in the post-apocalyptic indie Z for Zachariah, a project we heard about last summer. Robbie is taking over the role that Amanda Seyfried originally had as a teenage girl isolated in the wake of a nuclear war that took everyone in her life away. But one day, in a deep valley that somehow still has breathable air, two strangers emerge from the forest, though she might have been better off being alone. Seyfried couldn't do the film after the 2013 production start was pushed back, and now the character will be aged up a bit to match Robbie's casting. Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor are still involved in the film from Concussion director Craig Zobel, based on Robert O'Brien's book of the same name. We may see this one pop at Sundance next year if we're lucky. Thoughts?