Margot Robbie producing movie about female firefighters

Cover Video STUDIO - June 5, 2018

Margot Robbie has signed on to produce a movie about a group of incarcerated female firefighters.

Titled 'Firefighters', it will be based on a New York Times Magazine article 'The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California's Wildfires', which has been adapted for the screen

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Margot Robbie producing movie about female firefighters

Margot Robbie has signed on to produce a movie about a group of incarcerated female firefighters.

Titled 'Firefighters', it will be based on a New York Times Magazine article 'The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California's Wildfires', which has been adapted for the screen The film will centre on a group of female prisoners who fight wildfires in California with only three weeks of training.

The women risk their lives for $2-an-hour.

Robbie has produced many films under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner and earlier this year opened up about wanting to use the company to promote a wide range of women's stories, like her 2017 film 'I, Tonya', which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

She's noted that the company isn't there to have starring vehicles for her, but for any actress.

They want female-driven content, and if there are female storytellers telling those stories as well, that's even better.

Margot is also planning to produce and star in a 'Suicide Squad' spin-off based around her character 'Harley Quinn'.

Filmmaker Cathy Yan signed on to direct the project in April, and production is slated to get underway at the end of this year.

The film will be based on the 'Birds of Prey' comic book series.

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