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Margot Robbie to star in Robin Hood stand-alone film Marian

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Story by Jack Foley

MARGOT Robbie is to play Maid Marian, in a Robin Hood stand-alone movie of the same name.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Suicide Squad actress will star in the Sony drama, which will focus on the maiden of Robin Hood folklore.

Based on a script by Pete Barry, the story will unfold after the death of Robin Hood, the love of Marian’s life, prompting her to pick up his cause and lead her people into a pivotal war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but also see her don the mantle of the man she loved.

In the process, Marian will rise as a legend in her own right.

Ironically, Marian is one of a handful of new Robin Hood related movies in the works. Lionsgate’s origin story, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan, is set for a March 2018 debut, while visual effects supervisor Hasraf HaZ Dulull will begin shooting a futuristic take later this year.

And there’s also a modern-day series called A Burglar’s Guide to the City that is also in the works from Alex Kurtzman and Justin Lin for CBS.

The in-demand Robbie also has a number of upcoming films on the way, including figure skating biopic I, Tonya, Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad stand-alone Gotham City Sirens, Sony’s live-action/CGI hybrid film Peter Rabbit and Fox Searchlight’s AA Milne film on the origin of Winnie the Pooh.

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