Margot Robbie can literally do anything, I mean it, anything and I'm not surprised or hesitant in her abilities at all. Her sensational - and dare I say, iconic? - portrayal of Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad blew away all restrictions of her abilities in my mind after having seen and maybe too harshly judged her role in The Wolf of Wall Street. But hearing the latest news, on whom she'll be sharing the screen with in her upcoming thriller Terminal, she amazingly found a way to surprise me yet again.
It appears that Margot Robbie is indeed becoming a force, not to be reckoned with, but to hold in the highest esteem and respectability. Following the announcement of her solo-ish Harley Quinn all female spin-off (may I say hell yeah to that), Margot Robbie can now add another accomplishment to her ever growing spectacular resume: starring in her upcoming noir thriller alongside the legendary comedian Mike Myers (SNL, Austin Powers franchise) and Star Trek's very own Simon Pegg (Shaun of The Dead, Paul).
Highland Film Group, the company producing her new film, released the cast list alongside minor plot details, as to not give too much of the film away even before principal photography begins. The press release had this attached as the film's synopsis,
Terminal tells the story of two hit-men, as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair come across a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie), that may be more involved than they had originally suspected.
Also along for the ride is Max Irons, he'll be portraying the younger of the two hit-men. He's the son of legendary character actor Jeremy Irons and you may recall him from such films as Red Riding Hood and The Host. You may also recognize him as one of the key players in the Starz limited series, The White Queen, where he portrayed the ill fated King Edward IV.
Joining them is actor Dexter Fletcher, a name and a face almost unfamiliar to most until the two are firmly put together with a list of "what did he star in?". You may remember him from Kick-Ass, or his small but memorable role as one of Robert De Niro's crew in Stardust, and as the supremely nervous Pinky in the 2005 adaptation of the popular video game, Doom. He'll be portaying the older of the two hit-men alongside Irons.
Simon Pegg's role is being kept under wraps for now, but as for Mike Myers, he'll apparently be playing the target of the two hit-men. This - and I truly pray to the heavens - may present a rare opportunity for Myers to make a comeback to film after having been mostly absent (and sorely missed) from the silver screen for the last decade or so, minus his voiceovers for the Shrek films and his brief cameo in Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.
Terminal has yet to announce either a starting production date or estimated release date. Be sure to check back later for more info on the upcoming thriller!