Margot Robbie Eyed for Jane Role in David Yates’ Tarzan

Featuring a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, the live-action film will adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 book “Tarzan of the Apes,” but is rumored to pick up at a point well past Tarzan’s “origin story,” instead following the hero after having returned to and been assimilated by British civilization of the era. The action will then follow the Burroughs hero on a mission into the Congo under orders from Queen Victoria.

Robbie also appeared in last year’s About Time and can be seen coming up in Focus opposite Will Smith.

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