Margot Robbie in talks to join Alexander Skarsgaard in ‘Tarzan’

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. Filed under: Books Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
Before "The Wolf of Wall Street," Margot Robbie starred on the Australian show "Neighbours." ©AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

Before “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Margot Robbie starred on the Australian show “Neighbours.”
©AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actress currently starring in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” was offered the role of Jane in a new adaptation of the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

According to Thewrap.com, Margot Robbie is on the verge of accepting the female lead in “Tarzan,” to be helmed by David Yates, the British director behind the last four “Harry Potter” movies. If an agreement is reached, the 23-year-old actress will co-star opposite “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgaard, who has been attached to the title role since 2012.

This latest take on the Tarzan story is slated to take place after the ape-man’s return to Western civilization as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke. Following orders from Queen Victoria, the protagonist travels to the Congo to put an end to illegal diamond trafficking. Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz are also expected to appear in the feature, which is expected to begin principal photography in late 2014.

Before possibly joining “Tarzan,” Margot Robbie will star in the romantic thriller “Focus” and the historical drama “Suite française,” both due in theaters during 2014. The actress is also in talks to join Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine in the post-apocalyptic drama “Z for Zachariah.”

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