Universal has optioned the rights to Matt Ruff's novel

By Oliver Gettell
Updated July 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Irredeemable persons, beware — Margot Robbie is coming for you.

EW has confirmed the Australian actress is attached to star in and produce a big-screen adaptation of Bad Monkeys, Matt Ruff’s twisty 2007 novel about a woman charged with murder who claims to belong to a secret organization devoted to fighting evil.

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to Ruff’s novel, which is unreliably but charismatically narrated by Jane Charlotte, a self-proclaimed agent of the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons (a.k.a. Bad Monkeys). The story was inspired by such diverse sources as Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi, David Simon’s nonfiction book Homicide, and an episode of South Park.

Robbie will produce Bad Monkeys via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, along with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films.

The actress can currently be seen playing a different Jane in The Legend of Tarzan and also stars as Harley Quinn in next month’s Suicide Squad. Robbie is currently in production in the noir thriller Terminal and recently signed on for the A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin.

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