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Margot Robbie is revamping Shakespeare for her latest project

Australia’s golden girl is going from strength-to-strength.

By Stephanie Marinkovic

2018 is set to be another huge year for Gold Coast native Margot Robbie.

With a slew of nominations recognising her performance in I, Tonya under her belt, four new movies on their way and the recent confirmation that she'll be joining Leonardo DiCaprio in the next Quentin Tarantino film, the Aussie is seemingly unstoppable in Hollywood.

And when she's not nailing her acting roles, Margot is also working hard behind-the-scenes.

The superstar reveals she is heading up an upcoming ABC (Australia) and ABC (US) miniseries under the banner of her and husband Tom Ackerley's production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

The ten-part show is based on the work of Shakespeare, but with a twist.

Margot's 2018 films include *Terminal*, *Dreamland* and *Mary Queen of Scots.*
Margot's 2018 films include Terminal, Dreamland and Mary Queen of Scots.

Margot is revamping the classic tale for a modern audience by telling them from female perspectives. Each of the ten episodes will explore a different play, updated to comment on the issues faced by society today.

While there will certainly be plenty of female talent on–screen, Margot is ensuring the team is predominately female behind-the-scenes, too.

"I'm taking a lot of meetings with the lesser-known talent at the moment, the indie film-makers, first- and second-time film-makers, mainly women," Margot tells the Australian Associated Press.

"I'm in a lovely position where I can actually help get things greenlit so I want to work with people who we haven't seen yet."

The still untitled project gives a voice to up-and-coming Australian talent and gives the series a uniquely Australian edge.

"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," a statement from LuckyChap reads.

"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."

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