The project is based on Cody Blue Snider’s award-winning comedy short Fools Day, which New Line acquired some time ago. Snider, co-wrote and directed the short and also will direct and co-write the upcoming full-length feature. Shane Snider and Keatyn Lee also will co-write.
Fools Day follows a fourth-grade class who plays an innocent April Fools prank on their teacher that accidentally kills 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. Robbie plans to play the teacher. The short was honored at more than 30 film festivals around the globe.
Bill Migliore, Edward Norton, and John Rickard are producing. Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara are to produce through LuckyChap Entertainment.
Cody Blue Snider is repped by Verve Talent and Literary Agency, Circle of Confusion and Cohen & Gardner. LuckyChap Entertainment is repped by CAA, Management 360, attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Robbie is about to reprise her role as Harley Quinn 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. Her next movie as DC’s Harley Quinn is Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey, opening on February 7.