Margot Robbie cast as Maid Marian in new Robin Hood movie

Margot Robbie cast as Maid Marian in new Robin Hood movie

Margot Robbie is to play Maid Marian in an alternate version of 'Robin Hood'.

The 26-year-old actress will play the central role in a new movie that will take a revisionist look at the Robin Hood story, with Marian leading the resistance and taking her people into battle after her iconic lover dies.

She will work from a script that had been at the centre of an intense bidding war, before it was ultimately secured by Sony and producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal, according to Deadline.

Margot has starred in a series of big-budget movies since her breakthrough appearance in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in 2013, when she appeared alongside Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Since then, the blonde beauty has featured in 'Suicide Squad', 'The Legend of Tarzan' and 'Focus'.

Margot previously admitted that her relatively modest upbringing in Australia has helped to fuel her professional drive.

The actress and her three siblings were raised by their single mother - and Margot revealed not having much as a child encouraged her to work harder in order to realize her ambitions.

She previously said: "I went to a school where all of my friends were very well-off, and I went to their houses a lot, and so I knew what it looked like to be rich but I didn't have it, so I was like: 'OK - I know exactly what I want.'"

Margot explained how working a number of jobs during her youth gave her the confidence to pursue her ambitions.

She said: "The whole fake-it-till-you-make-it thing has really worked out for me.

"The more times you do that, the more you realize that no one really knows what they're doing; everyone's kind of figuring it out or pretending they know until they do know. And you can apply that to anything - you just have to hustle."

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