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.

Women take top posts within UN

It looks like women will literally be running the world in 2017.

According to The Guardian, incoming United Nations secretary general António Guterres named three women to top spots: Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s environment minister, will serve as his deputy, while “Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, a senior Brazilian foreign ministry official, will serve as Guterres’s chief of staff, and Kyung-wha Kang of South Korea has been appointed to the new position of special adviser on policy.”

Prior to her new position, Mohammed achieved great success in negotiating “sustainable development goals,” says The Guardian. Viotti, however, previously worked as an ambassador to Germany as well as a UN envoy, reports The Guardian, while Kang is currently heading up Guterres’ transition team.

While their qualifications are blatantly clear, their receipt of new positions also comes as an attempt to create a more gender-equal leadership team within the UN.

The Guardian reports that “Guterres has made achieving gender parity at the world body a priority of his tenure, which begins on 1 January. Women currently fill less than one in four leadership positions at the UN.”