One of Hollywood’s most irrepressible It Girls of late has undoubtedly been Margot Robbie, who shot to fame with a powerhouse performance in The Wolf of Wall Street and has since dug in her heels by securing lead roles in big productions like con-artist caper Focus, David Yates-directed Tarzan, war memoir adaptation The Talian Shuffle and survival drama The Mountain Between Us. One of her most exciting projects, however, is actually one of the least buzzy – low-key dystopian thriller Z for Zachariah.
Robbie plays Ann Burden, a young woman who believes she is the only survivor of a devastating nuclear attack. Carving out a solitary life for herself on a small farm, Ann braces for the inevitable end of her life – only to be stunned when two men (Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor) come across the farm. The first image (above) shows us all three leads, though it says next to nothing about the actual plot (other than that going brunette definitely works for Robbie, of course).
Craig Zobel (Compliance) directs from a script by Nissar Modi and Pall Grimsson, who adapted the classic novel by Robert C. O’Brien. Check out the official synopsis for that novel below, and let us know whether your interest has been piqued by this adaptation of Z for Zachariah, which will open next year.
Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors.
But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann’s solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.