Australian actress Margot Robbie has signed on for the lead female role in the upcoming Z For Zachariah. Robbie is currently surprising audiences in her breakthrough role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s trophy wife in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Director Craig Zobel (2007’s Great World Of Sound) is currently prepping the story of a young woman who has survived a nuclear war living in an isolated valley. The film is an adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 novel and Nissar Modi’s screenplay made it onto 2009’s Black List.
Robbie will be starring opposite Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Current plans call for some of the film to be shot on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula.