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Margot Robbie in talks to join Peter Rabbit movie

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MARGOT Robbie is in final negotiations to join the cast of Peter Rabbit, a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the classic children’s tale by Beatrix Potter.

James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki are already on board, while Will Gluck is to direct.

Rabbit is being described as a modern interpretation of Potter’s work that will focus on the rivalry between mischievous young rabbit Peter and Mr McGregor, a man trying to keep a rabbit-free garden.

Corden is voicing Peter Rabbit, while Gleeson is playing McGregor.

Byrne is portraying a character named Bea, likely a stand-in for the author, Potter, but details of Robbie’s role are so far being kept secret. She will, however, be voicing a bunny.

Robbie has enjoyed a busy 2016 with three major movies released – the most high-profile of which was anti-superhero movie Suicide Squad. She also starred in Legend of Tarzan and Whisky Tango Foxtrot alongside Tina Fey.

If negotiations conclude successfully, Rabbit would mark only Robbie’s second voice work for an animated film. Her first voice acting gig is in the forthcoming Larrikins, a DreamWorks Animation movie due out next year.

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