Margot Robbie is keeping her promise to tell more stories from a female perspective, announcing an exciting new project through her production company LuckyChap.
In a big win for the Australian television industry, Robbie and her team in partnership with the ABC will produce a 10-part television special that tells Shakespearean stories from a female perspective, Deadline reports.
Each episode will be female-led, and is also being made in conjunction with primarily female producers and writers from Australian production company Hoodlum (Secrets & Lies) and ABC Studios International.
“We are thrilled about this Australian partnership as an opportunity to showcase unique, distinctly female voices in writing, and to demonstrate the high quality of the Australian film and television industry,” LuckyChap said in a statement.
“The project will share diverse points of view, from writers representing the different cultures and areas within Australia, which many would not readily associate with works of Shakespeare.”
It was LuckyChap, the production company Margot founded with husband Tom Ackerley and several of their close friends, that launched I, Tonya, which earned Margot her first Oscar nominations for Best Actress.
In a recent interview, she revealed her plans to create more roles and work for women in Hollywood, outside of the stereotypes and pigeonholes they’ve been forced into for so long in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
“I already work with a ton of female writers who are brilliant, and I want to work with female directors,” she said.
“I really want to work with actresses my own age. I’m trying so hard to get projects up and running with an ensemble of young female characters, because that’s my life, my group of girls, we’re a gang and we roll together and I’m like: ‘Why is that not reflected in film?’”
Filming is expected to begin this year.