Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) is directing. Robbie, who broke out in “Suicide Squad” this summer, will also produce along with Tom Ackerley through their Lucky Chap producing company with Bryan Unkeless and Steven Rogers, who also wrote the screenplay.
Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi will executive produce for AI Film, which is financing the project. AI came on to the project in October.
Rosanne Korenberg will oversee the project for Miramax. Rogers’ script was named to the 2016 Black List on Monday.
“The script is unbelievable,” Robbie said in a statement. “It’s unlike anything I’ve read before and I know Craig’s approach with the material and the characters will be executed brilliantly. Tom and I at LuckyChap are so grateful to partner with Bryan for what will hopefully be the first of many jobs together.”
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA handled representation of domestic rights with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales, which launched at the American Film Market.
Robbie and Lucky Chap are represented by Management 360, CAA, and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Robbie is additionally represented by Aran Michael Management. Rogers is represented by Gersh. Gillespie is represented by UTA and Management 360. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.