Margot Robbie broke out in a big way as the female lead in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, more than holding her own opposite the formidable Leonardo DiCaprio, and now she’s poised to reap the benefits of her success by way of two promising new projects. The Wrap reports that Robbie is in talks to play Jane opposite Alexander Skarsgard in Warner Bros.’ big budget adaptation Tarzan. Harry Potter helmer David Yates is set to direct, and she would join a cast that also includes Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson in what would mark her first big franchise property.
Additionally, the report adds that Robbie is in talks to replace Amanda Seyfried in the psychological thriller Z for Zachariah. The pic revolves around a woman who believes she’s the only survivor after a devastating nuclear event, only to come across two strangers. Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor are expected to star in the film as well. Robbie will next be seen opposite Will Smith in the con man pic Focus.
The moment you’re famous enough that your voice becomes recognizable, the animated movie offers must come pouring in, but even after years of being in the spotlight, Epic only marks Amanda Seyfried’s very first foray into the world of voice work. She plays Mary Katherine, the daughter of Professor Bomba (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) who’s essentially given up everything for an obsessive pursuit to prove that there are tiny warriors living in the forest. Like everyone else, MK isn’t buying it, but when Queen Tara (voiced by Beyonce Knowles) has no choice but to shrink MK down to Leaf Man size so she can help save the forest, MK realizes her father’s been right all along.
With Epic on its way to a May 24th release, Seyfried sat down in New York City to talk about making the film and more. We ran through what drew her to the project, her love of the forest, the challenge of tapping into her imagination while in a sound booth, the physicality involved in doing voice work, how voicing an animated character compares to singing live on set, and the awkwardness of non-dialogue voice work. Seyfried also offered an update on her upcoming projects including Lovelace and Z for Zachariah. Hit the jump to watch.