Exciting breaking news on film, Shakespeare Now, has been announced that production company “Lucky Chap” headed by Margot Robbie, that has been in pre-production since 2018 has been given development funding. This has been a QLD based production with Hoodlum Entertainment who has an all-female based creatives to work in order to produce.
This is lead by teams of all-female creatives including Anya Beyersdorf (It’s Me), Corrie Chen (Five Bedrooms), Lucy Coleman (Hot Mess), Elissa Down (Feel the Beat), Anchuli Felicia King (play White Pearl), Michelle Law (Homecoming Queens), Claire McCarthy (The Luminaries), Elise McCredie (Stateless), Leah Purcell (The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson), Amelia Roper (The Great), Sarah Scheller (The Let Down), Nadine von Cohen, Vivienne Walshe (Everything’s Gonna Be Ok), and Rachel Ward (Palm Beach).
Shakespeare Now is an anthology of adaptations of Shakespeare’s works for television, including Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night.
This project is executive produced by ABC’s Sally Riley; Lucky Chap Entertainment’s Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara (Maid); and Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Kerrin McNeil of Hoodlum Entertainment (Harrow). It will be developed with the support of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
-Pictured: Margot Robbie
-Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix
-Location: The Paris Theatre