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Robbie To Ruin

by Jason Adams

Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not as great as our host Nathaniel at keeping up with every single festival) but with a little digging it doesn't look like Mary, Queen of Scots is premiering at any of the Fall festivals? Perhaps that is why I've seen some people side-eying its awards chances lately? Personally I'm always down for dramatic wig acting, and with Saoirse & Margot under them wigs I'm hooked already (and that before you even get to James McArdle's Beard).

Margot is why we're here today though - she's just signed up for a new role and it's one that's got my interest right out of the gate. She is going to star opposite my beloved Matthias Schoenaerts in Ruin, the new film from Snowtown and Macbeth (and yes okay Assassin's Creed) director Justin Kurtzel. It's a World War II thriller - it actually sounds kind of similar to Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, which starred Carice Van Houten (sidenote: a happy birthday to the great Carice today!) and, hey look at that...

... Matthias Schoenaerts in a small role. First place I remember seeing him actually! Anyway Ruin is about a Holocaust survivor (Robbie) who teams up with a former SS officer (Schoenaerts) to hunt down the members of his former death squad. Tonally that could go... an awful lot of directions, so we'll have to wait and see how Kurtzel & Co take it. While we're waiting why don't we all head over to MNPP where I just posted a bunch of Matthias pictures inspired by this news? It'll help pass the time.

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I'm sorry, but I just can't Robbie... And I don't know why. Liked her in "I, Tonya" but for some reason I was crossing my fingers for a Robbie snub until the very end.
Don't take me bad, at least I prefer her to Jennifer "omg i'm so down to earth" Lawrence
Hope a WW2 movie alongside Matthias changes my deep brain

September 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Robbie is fab and talented as hell. I’m convinced most of her haters are just a backlash against her hype + beauty. Just because she was Hollywood’s IT girl doesn’t mean we have to tear her down (like we’ve done to so many before)

with that said, Mary Queen of Scots does not look very good; although Robbie was the best thing about the trailer. We will see.

September 5, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterhuh

Margot "Barbie" Robbie as a Holocaust survivor? Never change, Hollywood.

September 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

Personally I like Robbie. I remember her on Neighbours. She was a real revelation in The Wolf of the Wall Street, and she was good in I, Tonya - a film I detested.

I find her an engaging screen presence but I don't think she has popped yet on screen. I'll be interested to see what she does next. Having said this, I find her an appalling choice for Queen Elizabeth in Mary, Queen of Scots, which looks abysmal.

September 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterevangelina

Ed, I agree about not being able to warm to MR (altho she's less insufferable than JLaw, like you said).

I started finding her annoying ever since she started hanging out with Cara Delevingne. And her acting is so overrated.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

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