Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to star in and produce DREAMLAND, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte will direct the thriller, which was written by Nicolaas Zwart and landed on the 2015 Black List and Hit List.
The film is set in the 1930s and follows a 15-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber in order to get the bounty on her head to save his family’s farm. Robbie will play the robber who proves she’s more than meets than eye when the boy finds her before the authorities do.
Robbie will produce alongside her partners, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, of Lucky Chap Entertainment and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik. Romulus Entertainment’s Brad Feinstein will produce and finance the film, while CAA and WME handle domestic sales.
Reports say the producers want to invoke a sense of gritty violence and romanticism with the project, not unlike Bonnie & Clyde.
This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.
Robbie recently appeared in the Warner Bros. films The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad. She has several big projects coming up, including Goodbye Christopher Robin with Domhnall Gleeson and Peter Rabbit. Her company, Lucky Chap, is currently in development on projects like Marian and Gotham City Sirens. She’s repped by Aran Michael Management in Australia, CAA, and Management 360.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor