The established cast already looks fairly impressive, but the question now is whether Margot Robbie wants to hop aboard, as pre-production gets underway for a new Peter Rabbit film. THR reports that the Australian actress and star of Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Legend of Tarzan has been earmarked for a leading role in the picture. As of right now her representatives are in talks to make the deal happen.
The live-action/CG hybrid will be based off the works of Beatrix Potter, with the adaptation of the children’s tale seen to be a modern interpretation. Directed by Will Gluck, Robbie is seen as the perfect voice over for a bunny character. The role could also appeal to a performer that would have limited experience with that type of off-screen role.
James Cordon Stepping Out From Under The Desk
They might be leaving the biggest name till last, but other key players have signed onto the ambitious project. Should Robbie agree, she will find The Late Late Show host James Corden, who is returning to the world of Hollywood. She would also be joining fellow Australian Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki.
Corden has managed to score the role within the flick by voicing Peter Rabbit himself, attempting to add to his CV of cameos. Roles that include Into the Woods, Trolls, Begin Again and the Jack Black comedy flop Gulliver's Travels. A mixed bag, sure. But this will give the British comic an opportunity to take a leading position in a production with a lot of promise.
Heavy Schedule Not Slowing Margot Down
After dipping her toes into the DC world with the underwhelming superhero epic this year, Margot Robbie has not let any critical disappointments get in the way of her work. The Aussie ventured back into comedy alongside Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. And that was coming soon after Focus with fellow Suicide Squad co-star Will Smith, the science fiction drama Z for Zachariah and the 2014 French romance feature Suite Française.
Perhaps a voiceover role is just what the doctor ordered. Yet the body of work illustrates that she is always looking to the next project to go beyond a stereotype that fits. Peter Rabbit certainly makes for interesting reading and hopefully better watching - especially if Margot is involved!