With the film pencilled in for a 2019 release date, Margot Robbie is now in formal talks for a starring role in Quentin Tarantino’s latest.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as former Western TV series star Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is seemingly close to adding one of the biggest breakout stars of the last decade into its ranks.
Deadline are reporting that Margot Robbie has reached the formal offer stage of talks and would be taking on the role of Sharon Tate, the ill-fated actress during the Manson Murders which act as the backdrop to the film at large.
Tarantino is set to start filming Once Upon A Time In Hollywood later this year, whilst Margot Robbie will next be seen in upcoming films Mary, Queen Of Scots (14/9/18) and crime thriller Dreamland.
According to an EW.com exclusive, Jeff Goldblum is set to feature heavily as his Jurassic Park character Ian Malcolm in new game Jurassic World: Evolution
Speaking to EW, Goldblum said: “I highly recommend it,” says the actor in the video above. “It gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums. That’s my highest rating.”
Goldblum will also be playing the role of Ian Malcolm once again in the movie franchise, returning for the first time since The Lost World: Jurassic Park in the upcoming 5th installment in the franchise Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Although no plot details are yet to be revealed, casting for James Cameron’s upcoming Terminator sort-of-reboot are starting to be revealed.
According to Variety, Halt And Catch Fire and Blade Runner 2049 star Mackenzie Davis is in talks for a role in the upcoming Terminator film. The report goes on to say that Davis will take on a role “in the vein of Schwarzenegger’s robotic assassin”.
The film will apparently pick up where Terminator 2 left off, with both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their leading roles, thus confining any film that came out post-Terminator 2 into some far flung corner of film canon, never to be heard from again.
James Cameron is producing the film, with Tim Miller attached to direct and Billy Ray working on the latest draft of the script with a release date currently penciled in for July 26, 2019.
Investment into the UK hub of film and TV production has accelerated to £1.9 billion in 2017.
Following the production of films such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Dumbo, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Tomb Raider and Ready Player One the UK inward investment on feature films has risen 12% from the previous year.
The latest figures were released by the British Film Institute on Wednesday and also show a rise in cinema admissions, reaching 171 million (A 3.7% increase on 2016).
Offering comment on the figures Digital and Creative Industries Minister Margot James said:
“From Star Wars to The Crown, the UK is a creative powerhouse for developing many award-winning films and shows enjoyed by millions globally. We have world-class studios, a talented workforce and highly competitive tax reliefs, and these fantastic stats show investment in our screen industries is booming.”
Amanda Nevill CBE, CEO of the BFI, comments:
“Once again, film and high-end TV surpass expectation, and records are broken, with a staggering almost £3bn spent on film and high-end TV production in the UK. Film and TV is a consistently growing industry, and doing so at speed – collectively up 11% from last year – outstripping most other sectors. Productions such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Paddington 2 and Game of Thrones deliver new employment opportunities for everyone, with every conceivable skill required, from special effects designers to costumiers, accountants and drivers. What’s more it creates the most potent export to showcase the UK and our innate creativity and is a powerful and timely reminder of the UK as a major global player.”
The figures depict a very positive trend for the UK’s film and TV industry, and one that is likely to continue throughout the coming years as the Government looks to solidify the sector which is proving both profitable and world-leading.