Peter Rabbit: Margot Robbie to join movie voice cast
Margot Robbie could soon be hopping around with Peter Rabbit.
EW has confirmed the Suicide Squad actress and recent SNL host is in talks to lend her voice to the upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s book.
The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to report the news Monday, says details of her role are being kept under wraps but that she would voice a bunny.
The movie, which is being produced by Sony’s Columbia Pictures, is said to be a modern interpretation of Potter’s stories, which focus on the titular bunny’s rivalry with vegetable-loving farmer Mr. McGregor.
It was recently announced that James Corden would voice Peter and Rose Byrne will play a live-action character named Bea, while Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki will be lending their voices to unspecified roles. Domhnall Gleeson is also on board as Mr. McGregor.
Will Gluck (Easy A) is set to direct the film. Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) wrote the script with revisions by Gluck.
Gleeson and Robbie are also starring together in the upcoming A. A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin, in which they play the Winnie the Pooh creator and his wife.
Peter Rabbit is set to hit theaters in April 2018.