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Z FOR ZACHARIAH & TARZAN: Margot Robbie cast in Drama Films

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Margot Robbie cast in Z for Zachariah and Tarzan. Hollywood darling, Margot Robbie, will star in the upcoming post-apocalyptic indie thriller, Z for Zachariah, and a new film version of Tarzan. Margot Robbie will be replacing Amanda Seyfried in the the former, Craig Zobel directed film.

2014 is turning out to be a good year for relative newcomer Margot Robbie. Fresh off her breakthrough role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf Of Wall Street, Robbie will play Jane opposite Alexander Sarsgard’s Tarzan in the latest Tarzan reboot.

In Z for Zachariah, based on the book of the same name by Robert C. O’Brien, the 23 year old Australian native will star as 16 year old Ann Burden, a teenager who survives a nuclear war in a small American town. Now, I’m not raising an eyebrow at Robbie playing an America; but I find it rather hard to believe this well-endowed woman could play a teenager. The same could be said for Amanda Seyfried. Conflicts arose for Seyfried playing the role after the 2013 production start was pushed back to 2014, forcing the young actress to drop out of the project. The character now has been aged to better reflect Robbie’s casting.

Tarzan was not without its production delays either, running into a few hiccups earlier this year which set production back (mostly production costs and green-light issues with production company Warner Bros.). Delays with securing an actress to play the role of Tarzan’s typical love interest also hindered studio belief in the project. Things are set to move forward now that Robbie is attached to the film. She and Alexander Sarsgard join heavy hitters Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson in the upcoming David Yates directed film. We assume the studio has regained some faith in the project as it managed to attract Waltz, Skarsgard, and Jackson.

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