Margot Robbie to turn executive producer with TV show based on tales by Shakespeare

FP Staff

Mar 26, 2018 16:59:12 IST

Margot Robbie is all set to executive produce a modern take on tales by William Shakespeare which will be told from a female perspective.

The 27-year-old actor's production banner, LuckyChap Entertainment, is partnering with ABC Studios International to create a series with 10 stand-alone episodes.

Each chapter will narrate classic tales by the Bard from a female point of view, Entertainment Tonight reported.

Giula Sandler is series creator and a creative team made up entirely of women would be at the helm of the show.

Margot Robbie/Image from Twitter

Margot Robbie/Image from Twitter

"This production is a chance to create something classic yet boldly original and modern. The works of Shakespeare are iconic and this will present them in a way they've never been seen before," Keli Lee, MD of ABC Studios International, said in a statement.

ABC International Studios will produce the series in Australia.

Shooting is expected to begin late this year.

Sandler will pen one of the episodes.

Celebrities such as Avengers: Infinity War star Tessa Thompson and Shannon Purser took to social media to show their interest in the project.

Stranger Things fame Purser wrote, "Why yes I AM available", while Thompson tweeted, "I'm listening".

Actor Casey McKinnon wrote, "OMG, Margot Robbie."

Updated Date: Mar 26, 2018 16:59:12 IST