Robbie reworking Shakespeare for new TV drama

I, Tonya star Margot Robbie has a new project in the works, and it’s definitely one to watch.

According to Nylon, Robbie has partnered with the Australia Broadcasting Corporation and Aussie production company Hoodlum to create “a modernized television retelling of Shakespeare dramas” that will be “told from the perspectives of women and led by an all-woman creative team.”

Currently an unnamed, 10-episode series, Nylon says the show will follow the traditional framework of Shakespeare’s plays and will reportedly offer commentary on modern society and pose the perfect platform to showcase Australia’s cultural diversity. The move to work on such a project follows the 2014 launch of Robbie’s own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, says Nylon, where she tends to find and work with lesser-known female talent.

“I’m taking a lot of meetings with the lesser-known talent at the moment, the indie film-makers, first- and second-time film-makers, mainly women,” she explained to Australia’s Associated Press, Nylon reports. “I’m in a lovely position where I can actually help get things greenlit so I want to work with people who we haven’t seen yet.”

While Nylon says a release date for the series has not been announced, one thing’s for sure: we will be watching.

All-female ‘DC Villains’ film in the works

Margot Robbie effortlessly brought the character of Harley Quinn to life in Suicide Squad, and now the actress is set to star in another DC Villains film — this time, with an all-female cast.

According to the Huffington Post, Robbie signed to work with Suicide Squad director David Ayer for an all-female driven DC Villains film called Gotham City Sirens. 

“Inspired by the Sirens comic book series starring Quinn alongside other classic Gotham City baddies like Catwoman and Poison Ivy,” the Huffington Post says “the film will reportedly feature the ‘top female villains from the DC stable.'”

So far, the Huffington Post reports that Robbie will star in and executive produce the film, while Ayer will direct and produce. Screenwriter for Sherlock 3 Geneva Robertson-Dworet is working on the script, according to HuffPost.

For more information about the forthcoming film, visit The Hollywood Reporter.