It looks like we are going to be seeing plenty more of Margot Robbie in the months to come and the Wolf of Wall Street star has decided to celebrate that by stripping off for a knowing tribute to American Psycho.
Robbie has had a busy week with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that a Suicide Squad spin-off movie focusing on her character, Harley Quinn, is in the works.
The 25-year-old is also set to star alongside Alexander Skarsgard in The Legend of Tarzan later this year; with the pair reportedly involved in some rather steamy on-screen clinches.
For now, though, Robbie is busy paying tribute to Mary Harron’s big screen version of Bret Easton Ellis’ seminal novel and the rigorous morning routine Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman goes through.
Almost a shot-for-shot remake of one of the most visually impressive scenes from Harron’s film, this version comes with the added bonus of Robbie in the place of Bale.
A clear pastiche of the superficial, beauty-obsessed nature of Hollywood today, the Australian does a fine job of sending up herself while maintaining the same cool Bateman-esque demeanour.
It all begs the question as to whether she may have been a better choice than Mila Kunis to star in the straight-to-video sequel to American Psycho, titled American Psycho 2: All American Girl.
Made when Kunis was just breaking through, the Family Guy actress is joined by Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, for a movie that holds an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Speaking in an interview with MTV, Kunis defended her role in the film explaining that it was originally conceived as a thriller – The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die – that had no connection to Patrick Bateman.
“When I did the second one, I didn’t know it would be ’American Psycho II.’ It was supposed to be a different project, and it was re-edited,” she said.
How about an American Psycho 3: A Not So American Girl, starring Robbie and lots of bubble bath? Just a thought…
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