The Wolf Of Wall Street‘s female lead, Margot Robbie, is in talks to star in in the live-action big screen adaptation of the Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is currently attached to direct the film for DreamWorks from a script written by Bill Wheeler. Snow White and the Huntsman looked great visually, and I'm sure he'll bring some visual awesomeness to Ghost in the Shell. But let's wait and see how he tells the story, because he failed in that aspect with Snow White.
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. If you haven't seen the anime yet, you really need to watch it to really appreciate the greatness of the story.
Robbie was great in The Wolf of Wall Street, and on top of her acting talent she is absolutely beautiful. Throw some dark hair on her, and I could totally see her doing in the role of Motoko. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if they change that name for American audiences. Robbie would be an awesome choice though, and I hope things work out with her.
This is going to be an American made film. I understand that there are a ton of very talented Japanese actresses out there that could take on this role, but the studio is already looking to cast a white woman in the part. This is just how Hollywood works, and I think Robbie is a solid choice under the circumstances.