Margot Robbie headed to Prague to film WWII-era thriller ‘Ruin’
Hollywood star Margot Robbie has just wrapped filming as supervillain Harley Quinn in the new Suicide Squad movie Birds of Prey, and her next project is slated to bring her to the Czech Republic and Prague.
Ruin, from Australian director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, MacBeth, Assassin’s Creed), will star Robbie as a Holocaust survivor who tracks down former Nazi death squad officials in order to exact revenge in post-WWII Germany.
Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Red Sparrow, Far from the Madding Crowd) will star as a former S.S. captain who becomes an unlikely ally of the Robbie character in her quest for vengeance.
Gal Gadot and Christian Bale were reportedly offered the lead roles in Ruin before being replaced by Robbie and Schoenaerts.
A start date for production on Ruin in Prague has yet to be announced, but is expected to kick off later this spring.
Robbie is currently in the midst of a busy schedule: with Birds of Prey, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes biopic all in the can, the actress is attached to star as Harley Quinn in no less than three additional upcoming DC films, and also slated to play Barbie in a new live-action movie.
On Instagram, Robbie celebrated the wrap of Birds of Prey:
Ruin is based on a script by Ryan and Matthew Firpo that rated on the Black List, a compendium of the best unproduced screenplays; the duo are now currently writing The Eternals, a new Marvel movie to be directed by Chloé Zhao (The Rider) and rumored to star Angelina Jolie.
Director Kurzel’s latest film The True History of the Kelly Gang, an Australian historical drama starring Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, and Nicholas Hoult, wrapped last year and is slated for a late 2019 release.
Lead image: Margot Robbie at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego via Wikimedia / Gage Skidmore