Margot Robbie To Keep Circus Theme Going With Starring Role In WB’s ‘Queen Of The Air’

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Hot off the success of playing DC’s clown-themed villain Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, Deadline has confirmed that Margot Robbie is sticking with Warner Bros and the circus theme, taking a starring role in the studio’s upcoming biopic Queen of the Air. Based on Dean N. Jensen’s 2013 nonfiction book of the same name, the film will tell the story¬†of famed trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel and her tragic romance with fellow acrobat Alfredo Codona. The German-born Leitzel¬†became a sensation in the 1920s for her death-defying stunts, eventually entering into a famously volatile love affair and marriage with Codona. She died tragically in 1931 during a live performance when her rigging snapped; Codona died 6 years later in a shocking Long beach, California-set murder-suicide. No director has signed on the film, scripted by Cat Vasko with Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) aboard as producer. Robbie is repped by CAA.

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