According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan star, Margot Robbie, is in final negotiations to join the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Peter Rabbit, a new live-action/CG motion picture based on the internationally beloved series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year.
While the name of Robbie's character isn't know at this time, The Hollywood Reporter does know that the 26-year-old Australian actress will be voicing a bunny. Awww!
Once she officially signs on, Robbie will join a cast that already features James Corden (Into the Woods), who voicing the lead role of Peter, Rose Byrne (X-Men: Apocalypse), who is voicing the live-action female lead role of Bea, Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) will voice the farmer Mr. McGregor, as well as Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) voicing unspecified co-starring roles.
The film will be directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Annie) and made at Animal Logic, the Australian based animation and visual FX production studio. Animal Logic previously created the animation for the global blockbuster The LEGO Movie. Will Gluck (Olive Bridge Entertainment) and Zareh Nalbandian (Animal Logic Entertainment) are both attached to produce the feature, with Doug Belgrad serving as Executive Producer. The screenplay is by Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) with revisions by Gluck. Jodi Hildebrand of Olive Bridge and Jason Lust will also serve as executive producers.
Peter Rabbit is set to begin production in Australia in January 2017. Sony is planning to release Peter Rabbit worldwide in April 2018.