Actress Will Also Executive Produce
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actress Margot Robbie is in negotiations to executive produce and star as a fourth-grade teacher in New Line’s comedy Fools Day.
New Line has acquired Cody Blue Snider’s short film of the same name to adapt into the feature project.
The short, which has been shown at more than 30 film festivals, centers on a fourth grade class that accidentally kills their teacher when they play an innocent April Fool’s Day prank on her. Convinced they’ll go to prison if anyone finds out, they try to hide her body before a police officer arrives for their anti-drug lesson.
Here’s the short:
If Robbie’s deal goes through, she will star as the teacher in what’s described as a supporting role. Producers on the feature are Bill Migliore, Edward Norton, and John Rickard. In addition to Robbie, executive producers will be Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, who are also in negotiations to produce through Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment.
Robbie is about to twice reprise her role as DC’s Harley Quinn, first in Warner Bros.’ Birds Of Prey, opening on February 7, and then again in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which will shoot at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta.
She next stars in Jay Roach’s Bombshell for Lionsgate, about the women who took down Fox News boss Roger Ailes, due out on December 20. Her recent movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood became Quentin Tarantino’s second-highest grossing film of all-time with close to $330M.