The Wrap is reporting that Margot Robbie, the young Australian beauty whose star is rapidly rising, is in talks to take on the role of Jane in David Yates’s upcoming adaptation ofÂ Tarzan. Yates, of course, is that man who Warner Bros turned to for the final fourÂ Harry PotterÂ films. Now they’re entrusting him with the latest retelling ofÂ Edgar Rice Burroughs’s story, and subsequent series of novels, about a boy raised in the wild who one day becomes “King of The Jungle.”
Robbie, fresh off of a star-making turn in Martin Scorsese’sÂ The Wolf of Wall Street, is said to be closing in on a deal to play the titular character’s love interest, Jane. Past live-action incarnations of Jane have been played Maureen O’Sullivan, Bo Derek, and Andie McDowell. The role ofÂ Tarzan will be played by True Blood’s Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd. Aside from playing a famous bloodsucker, he also happens to be the son of StellanÂ SkarsgÃ¥rd, who has played Erik Selvig across Marvel’sÂ Avengers andÂ Thor movies.
Assuming everything goes smoothly, Robbie is expected to begin working onÂ Tarzan as soon as she finishes shooting her role in the psychological thrillerÂ Z for Zachariah, starring Chris Pine- which she’s supposedly about to replace Amanda Seyfried in.
Yates has also enlisted the services of Tarantino regulars Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson forÂ Tarzan, which will be produced byÂ Jerry Weintraub and Alan Riche. The film is set to begin shooting this summer.
Robbie will next be seen in Will Smith’s con artist flick,Â Focus.
SOURCE: The Wrap
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