Warner Bros. actually likes being within the Margot Robbie enterprise. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group has signed a multi-year first look characteristic film cope with Robbie’s manufacturing firm LuckyChap Entertainment. It will make WB the primary cease for any movie tasks Robbie needs to supply by way of her manufacturing arm, which she runs alongside Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara.
It’s no huge query as to why. Robbie and Ackerley collectively produced WB and Mattel’s “Barbie,” which grossed $1.45 billion because the highest-grossing movie of 2023, and went on to earn eight Oscar nominations, together with for Best Picture.
But, not so quick, “Barbie” followers. That doesn’t a sequel is incoming. The announcement made on February 12 by WB movie chief heads Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy doesn’t point out any particular tasks simply but, nor does it stipulate whether or not Robbie would star within the movies.
Still, Warner Bros. loves tying the knot in no matter manner it may well with the splashiest creators and stars. It just lately gained the rights to Ryan Coogler’s subsequent film that can reunite him with Michael B. Jordan. It just lately struck a deal with Tom Cruise for him to supply and star in unique, franchise characteristic movies, and so they even gave him an workplace on the studio’s Burbank lot. That led to some hypothesis about the way forward for the “Mission: Impossible” franchise at Paramount, however there was never any danger there, and screenwriter Ehren Kruger is even at work on “Top Gun 3.”
Robbie’s LuckyChap just lately produced “Saltburn” for Amazon Studios, and Amazon then acquired LuckyChap’s subsequent movie, “My Old Ass,” out of Sundance.
“Margot, Tom, and Josey have built a unique home for storytellers at LuckyChap, where filmmakers are doing incredible work in a supportive and creatively freeing environment,” De Luca and Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, stated in a press release. “As we build our theatrical film slate, Warner Bros. Discovery continues to invest and commit to working with the greatest partners in front of and behind the camera and LuckyChap is certainly among the very best. We are excited to have Margot, Tom, and Josey join our extended family, making movies of all sizes and genres for moviegoers the world over.”
“We founded LuckyChap to fight for projects and filmmakers we believe in,” LuckyChap stated in a press release. “We are thrilled to be cementing our long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. Discovery. David, Mike and Pam share our commitment to storytelling and the theatrical experience. We can’t wait for what’s to come.”
Robbie’s LuckyChap beforehand labored with Warner Bros. on “Birds of Prey,” by which Robbie reprised her function as Harley Quinn within the “Suicide Squad” spinoff movie a few staff of feminine anti-heroes. There have been rumors about Robbie and LuckyChap’s involvement in an “Ocean’s Eleven” prequel movie (Warner Bros. launched 2018’s “Ocean’s Eight”), a mission that would reunite her along with her “Barbie” co-star Ryan Gosling.
LuckyChap is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, lawyer Jeff Bernstein, and Narrative.