Actress Margot Robbie, who recently starred as Naomi in the Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer “Wolf of Wall Street,” is in talks to star in a Rupert Sanders film, “Ghost in a Shell.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to Deadline, “Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie is in early negotiations for a role in the Rupert Sanders-directed, “Ghost in a Shell,” an adaptation of the Japanese hit manga of the same name.
Set in the mid-21st century Japan, “Ghost in a Shell” tells the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization, Public Security Section 9, a special operations task force made up of former military officers and police detectives led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, specializing in fighting various technology-related crimes. In the post-cyberpunk imagining of the future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess “cyberbrains” — technology that allows a person to interface their biological brain with various networks. This high level of “cyberization,” however, opens the brain up to attacks from highly skilled hackers. As such, it is up to Public Security Section 9 to prevent the most dangerous beings from hacking a person to bend to their whims.
The manga has been adapted into several different anime adaptations starting with the 1995 film of the same name and television series “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” in 2002. By 2013, “Ghost in the Shell: Arise” film series was released with its first two episodes. The third episode of the four-part series was set to be released on June 28, 2014.
DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to produce the adaptation “Ghost in a Shell” by 2008. Avi Arad, Mark Sourian and Steven Paul will produce, with Bill Wheeler penning the screenplay. As mentioned earlier, Sanders, whose first feature film is “Snow White and the Huntsman,” will be directing.
Robbie first came to prominence for her role as Donna Freedman on the soap opera “Neighbours,” earning her two Logie Award nominations. She starred as Laura Cameron in the ABC drama series “Pan Am” and has appeared in films such as “About Time” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Robbie’s latest projects include “Focus,” opposite Will Smith, and “Z For Zachariah.” She will also play Jane Porter in the upcoming “Tarzan” film.
That’s it for the latest scoop on the possibility of Margot Robbie starring in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “Ghost in a Shell.” For more updates on celebrities and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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