Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is the top choice for the Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino for his final film, The Movie Critic. Margot Robbie has worked with Tarantino before in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2021). The film alone has several nominations and has won a number of awards. Robbie herself also received seven nominations for her role as Sharon Tate in the same film and got an award for Best Supporting Actress from the St. Louis Film Critics Association.
It was reported earlier that his film could be inspired by Pauline Kael. Kael has been a known movie critic for The New Yorker since the late 1960s. She is known for putting out her own opinions when others say something opposite of it.
Kael reviewed many famous films like The Godfather Part II (1974), Jaws (1975), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Taxi Driver (1976), The Warriors (1979), and Bonnie and Clyde (1976). Kael retired the year before Quentin Tarantino released his first film Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Margot Robbie Could Play Pauline Kael, The Famous Movie Critic
Giant Freakin Robot reports that Margot Robbie could be the main lead of Quentin Tarantino’s final film, The Movie Critic.
If so, Robbie could be playing Pauline Kael. There is no confirmation if The Movie Critic will be about Kael, but it does make sense that it will. The Hollywood Reporter’s insiders describe that the film will be set in the 1970s, located in Los Angeles, with a female lead.
Kael praised Tarantino back in 1994 especially talking about Pulp Fiction which she said:
He’s certainly talented, but it’s too early to say if there’s any depth to the talent. I laughed a lot at “Pulp Fiction.” It tickled me the way Paul Morrissey’s 1970 porno-absurd “Trash” did, and Stuart Gordon’s “Re-Animator.”
There’s nothing under “Pulp Fiction,” no serious undercurrents. And I didn’t find any of the important “statements” I had read about in the reviews, but it’s got a crazy good humour. Tarantino has a flair for pop dialogue, and a flair for casting. He used wonderful people.
While we aren’t sure if Tarantino plans to make a biographical film, he has only done fiction. Even Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was loosely based on real events, but Tarantino made his own by incorporating his own original characters and his own conclusions to it. It’s not far off that he would make a fiction that is inspired by the life of Pauline Kael.
Tarantino is said to be working on his final film. He has said that he’s going to do ten movies or work until he turns 60. He just turned 60 a few days ago, and The Movie Critic will be his eleventh film. Filming for The Movie Critic is set to start this fall.
Margot Robbie Could Play The Lead In Quentin Tarantino’s Final Film
Tarantino has stood out from most directors, as he has his own distinct style. Obviously, many of them are inspired by classic films from the 1960s to the 1970s. Two of his movies were even forms of reboots or inspired by older films. For instance, Django Unchained (2012), starring Jamie Fox, was inspired by Django (1966), starring Franco Nero; and Inglorious Basterds (2009), starring Brad Pitt, was inspired by The Inglorious Bastards (1978), starring Bo Svenson.
While Tarantino’s films are highly sought after today, it was Pulp Fiction (1994), his second film, that stood out that gave him recognition which got seven nominations. It made people look back and check out his first film Reservoir Dogs which has a cult following today.
As for Margot Robbie, she herself has stood out on her own. She won her first award in 2014 for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She has consistently gotten nominated and awarded for several more films like Suicide Squad (2016), I, Tonya (2017), Bombshell (2019) and several others.
I am curious to see what The Movie Critic will be and if it will star Margot Robbie. You can count me in on buying a ticket.
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