Margot Robbie Set to Star in Upcoming Quentin Tarantino Film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
According to Deadline, Margot Robbie is set to play Sharon Tate in upcoming Quentin Tarantino picture ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. The Oscar-Nominated star of I, TONYA joins previously cast Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the film.
Sony Pictures has dated the film for an August 9, 2019 release worldwide. The film is a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood, around the time of the murder of Tate and several others in a killing spree ordered by Charles Manson.
The two other lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. In the film Tate is Rick's very famous next door neighbor.
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. In 2017, Time magazine named her as one of THE 100 most influential people in the world.
Born and raised on a farm in Dalby, Queensland, Robbie studied drama at Somerset College. She began her career in Australian independent films in the late 2000s before working in the soap opera Neighbours (2008-2011), which earned her two Logie Award nominations. After moving to the United States, she starred in the short-lived ABCdrama series Pan Am (2011-2012). In 2013, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy About Time(2013), and made her breakthrough later that year by co-starring in Martin Scorsese's biographical black comedy The WOLF of Wall Street.
Robbie launched a production company named LuckyChap Entertainment in 2014. Her profile continued to grow with leading roles in the romantic drama Focus (2015), the action-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and the superhero film Suicide Squad (2016). Robbie received critical acclaim in 2017 for her portrayal of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the biographical film I, Tonya, which she also produced. She received Best Actress nominations at the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award ceremonies for the role.
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