Margot Robbie is on the verge of landing a role in Sony’s live-action/CGI redo of Peter Rabbit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Negotiations are ongoing, but should the pieces fall into place, Robbie will be following in the footsteps of Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, whom she stars alongside in Simon Curtis’ upcoming Untitled A.A. Milne Project – AKA the biopic based on the Winnie the Pooh author previously known as Goodbye Christopher Robin.
In terms of Peter Rabbit, although THR didn’t disclose details of the role Margot Robbie is in contention for, it’s understand the Aussie actress is being eyed to voice a bunny. The Late Late Show host James Corden is attached to the title part of Peter, with Daisy Ridley and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Elizabeth Debicki joining him in the recording.
Gleeson holds one of the few live-action characters; he’ll play curmudgeonly farmer Mr. McGregor, who wants nothing more than to rid his land of any and all rabbits, thereby teeing up a lighthearted back-and-forth rivalry between him and Corden’s crafty bunny. Finally, Rose Byrne is said to be portraying a character known as Bea, which is likely a stand-in for Beatrix Potter, the creative mind behind the Peter Rabbit literary series on which Sony’s upcoming film is based.
Margot Robbie’s upcoming slate is a busy one; not only has the Suicide Squad star locked down a Harley Quinn-fronted spinoff – a spinoff she’ll also executive produce -but there’s also figure-skating drama I, Tonya, the Untitled A.A. Milne Biopic and Terminal, a sexy noir in which she plays a femme fatale between two warring hitmen.