Warner Bros. in Talks to Land ‘Avengelyne’ With Margot Robbie Eyeing to Star, Tony McNamara to Write

The feature adaptation of “Avengelyne” from Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie and “X-Men” producer Simon Kinberg is being set up at Warner Bros. The studio is close to finalizing a seven-figure film rights deal.

Robbie is eyeing the role of the titular angel who fights the forces of evil and often finds herself face-to-face with demons and monsters. “Deadpool” co-creator Rob Liefeld first brought the comic book character to life in 1995. “Poor Things” scribe Tony McNamara will pen the screenplay.

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“This incredibly humbling journey to bring Avengelyne to life onscreen started through my relationship with super-producer Simon Kinberg who told me he had a perfect fit for the material and asked me to trust him,” Liefeld tells Variety exclusively. “Next thing I’m meeting with Margot Robbie and Olivia Wilde and the connection was electric! They told me that they wanted Tony McNamara to write it, and after a pair of meetings Tony is onboard and things could not be more exciting. It’s all a result of Margot, Olivia and Simon working their magic to assemble this incredible team of creatives, all intent on creating a cinematic experience like no other!”

Wilde, who previously helmed “Booksmart” and “Don’t Worry Darling,” is attached to direct. Robbie’s company LuckyChap and her partners Tom Ackerley and Josie McNamara are producing. Kinberg will also produce the film.

It’s not exactly a surprise that the project would land at Warner Bros., since LuckyChap struck a first-look pact with the studio earlier this year, following the massive success of “Barbie.”

LuckyChap is next set to adapt two popular games for the big screen. Up first is “The Sims” with Vertigo Entertainment, based on the wildly popular sandbox video game series. Kate Herron, who helmed “Loki,” is set to direct the movie and co-write with Briony Redman.

LuckyChap is also producing “Monopoly,” a live-action feature film based on the ubiquitous real estate-inspired board game, produced alongside Hasbro Entertainment for Lionsgate.

Deadline was first to report the news.

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