Margot Robbie joins Christian Bale in David O. Russell’s new drama

Margot Robbie has joined Christian Bale in David O. Russell’s new drama.It has been announced that the Birds of Prey actress has signed on to star in the movie, which will be directed from Russell from his own script. Plot details are being kept under …

Margot Robbie has joined Christian Bale in David O. Russell’s new drama.

It has been announced that the Birds of Prey actress has signed on to star in the movie, which will be directed from Russell from his own script. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will reportedly follow the story of an unlikely partnership between a doctor and a lawyer.

Robbie will join Bale on the project, which has the working title of Amsterdam. Jamie Foxx and Angelina Jolie are reportedly being eyed for roles.

It was previously reported that the Australian actress, who was up for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars on Sunday, was being touted as one of the leading ladies on the movie, alongside Russell’s frequent collaborator Jennifer Lawrence.

Matthew Budman is set to produce the film, which is being fast-tracked by bosses at New Regency and is part of their new deal with 20th Century Studios.

The filmmaker likes to reunite with actors he has already worked with on past movies. For example, Russell and Bale previously collaborated on The Fighter and American Hustle to great success.

The Fighter scored seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Russell, while American Hustle was up for 10 awards, with Bale landing a Best Actor nod.

This marks part of Russell’s comeback after he took a five-year hiatus from Hollywood following the release of his movie Joy in 2015. He is also working on an adaptation of 2013 novel The Skies Belong to Us, with Michael B. Jordan attached to star and also produce.

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Christian Bale set to reunite with David O. Russell for new drama

Christian Bale is set to reunite with director David O. Russell for a star-studded new movie.The 45-year-old, who previously worked with the writer and filmmaker on The Fighter and American Hustle, is one of the leading men in the film, according to ed…

Christian Bale is set to reunite with director David O. Russell for a star-studded new movie.

The 45-year-old, who previously worked with the writer and filmmaker on The Fighter and American Hustle, is one of the leading men in the film, according to editors at Deadline.

It is understood that the project will follow the story of an unlikely partnership between a doctor and a lawyer.

Bale, who won an Academy Award in 2011 for his role in The Fighter, will reportedly be joined by fellow Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Angelina Jolie for the project, which has the working title of Amsterdam.

Russell’s frequent collaborator Jennifer Lawrence is also being touted as a potential female lead in the drama, alongside Margot Robbie.

Matthew Budman is set to produce the film, which is being fast-tracked by bosses at New Regency and is part of their new deal with Fox/Disney.

Production is expected to begin in April, and while Bale is rumoured to be playing the villain in the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster, Thor: Love and Thunder, that won’t begin filming until later this summer.

Russell hasn’t made a movie since Joy back in 2015, but has been working on a new project based on the book The Skies Belong to Us, with Michael B. Jordan attached to star and also produce.

The Fighter scored seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Russell, while American Hustle was up for 10 awards, with Bale landing a Best Actor nod.

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Dan Trachtenberg replaces Shawn Levy as Uncharted director

10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg has stepped in to replace Shawn Levy as director of the film adaptation of video game Uncharted. The Stranger Things producer and director signed on to the project in October 2016 ahead of a scheduled 2017 shoot …

10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg has stepped in to replace Shawn Levy as director of the film adaptation of video game Uncharted.

The Stranger Things producer and director signed on to the project in October 2016 ahead of a scheduled 2017 shoot with Avengers star Tom Holland, but in December (18) it was announced that he was departing the film to work on Free Guy, a comedy starring Ryan Reynolds.

Variety has now revealed that Trachtenberg has been lined up as his replacement.

Trachtenberg confirmed the news by retweeting an article and saying, “Thank ya!” to a Twitter user who congratulated him on his new job.

Another user shared footage of him talking about the Uncharted video game on a talk show in 2007 and saying, “I wish I could make this movie.” In the caption, the user wrote, “December 2007: @DannyTRS on Uncharted – ‘I wish I could make this movie.’ January 2019: Is making the movie.”

The director shared the message and added, “Small beginnings…”

The 37-year-old made his film directorial debut with 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016, the same year he directed Black Mirror episode Playtest. He is the latest name to be in the director’s chair for the long-gestating project, which has been in development for at least ten years, with the likes of Seth Gordon and David O. Russell in the frame before Levy, and Mark Wahlberg attached to star before Holland.

The British actor, who is gearing up to reprise his role of Spider-Man in Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home this year, is still attached to play young treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, in a story which will serve as a prequel to the plot of the Naughty Dog game.

The most recent draft of the script was penned by Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker and Sony Pictures bosses reportedly hope it will go into production by the end of the year.

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