Just a day after news broke that Margot Robbie had been the catalyst for a Harley Quinn spin-off project, Deadline has confirmed the 25-year-old Australian actress is in what we’re hearing is negotiations to appear in Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin. That project, set up at Fox Searchlight, charts the relationship between A.A. Milne and his son, which led to the creation of Winnie the Pooh, named after Milne’s son Robin’s teddy bear. Robin, who initially had a difficult relationship with his father, also served as the inspiration for the character Christopher Robin. The real Robin’s toys also lent their names to other Winnie the Pooh characters such as Tigger, Eyeore and Piglet.
If the deal completes, Robbie would join Domhnall Gleeson in the film. Brit producer Damian Jones is producing along with former Pinewood Pictures head Steve Christian. Pathe developed the project, which will go through Jones’ first-look production pact with Fox Searchlight, news of which Deadline broke a few weeks ago. Robbie will be seen this summer as Harley Quinn in WB’s Suicide Squad, as well as The Legend Of Tarzan. She’s also co-producing Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller Terminal alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment, and is attached to star in and co-produce I, Tonya, about disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding. She’s repped by CAA, Management 360, and Aran Michael Management.