Margot Robbie lands lead in Robin Hood spin-off Marian

According to reports, it will be Braveheart meets Game of Thrones

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Hollywood studios are jumping on almost any opportunity to create cinematic franchises, no matter how peculiar or whether other studios are already working on similar projects.

Case in point: Sony has bought the rights to Marian, a story concerning Maid Marian of Robin Hood folklore that has been described as ‘Braveheart meets Game of Thrones’. 

According to Deadline, Margot Robbie will play the titular character. Notably, the film is not related to the upcoming Taron Egerton-led Robin Hood that Lionsgate is releasing next year and will star Eve Hewson as Marian.

The synopses for Marian reads: “After a conspiracy to conquer England in which the love of her life Robin Hood dies before her eyes, Marian picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom but will see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.”

Robbie is currently working on I, Tonya, a biopic about ice skater Tonya Harding, the first images from which appeared online last month

The Australian actor has a busy slate ahead of her, including Gotham City Sirens, the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad spin-off which will feature Robbie as the lead, and a live-action/CGI hybrid of Peter Rabbit