She was one of the first stars to join the cast of David O. Russell's mystery-shrouded new film.And Margot Robbie didn't clear up many questions ab
She was one of the first stars to join the cast of David O. Russell’s mystery-shrouded new film.
And Margot Robbie didn’t clear up many questions about the new project when she was seen on its Los Angeles set on Friday while looking nearly unrecognizable in black wig.
Joining the 30-year-old Suicide Squad star was acting legend Robert De Niro, 77, who was seen carrying an adorable dog in his arms.
Back in black: Margot Robbie, 30, had covered up her blond locks with a black wig as she prepared to film a scene on the Los Angeles set of David O. Russell’s untitled new film on Friday
Margot new raven locks were styled in waves that reached down to her shoulders.
She matched the hair to her all-black ensemble, which included a loose-fitting black jacket over a low-cut black top.
Her costume included black slacks and a set of weathered brown tasseled shoes.
She helped get into character with strands of brown beads around her neck and a wristwatch with a matching brown leather band.
Unrecognizable: She matched the hair to her all-black ensemble, which included a loose-fitting black jacket over a low-cut black top
Robert De Niro also appeared to be in costume to film a scene for the production, which still doesn’t have a publicly announced title.
The Raging Bull star looked ready for business in a white dress shirt rolled up slightly at the arms.
He had a navy blue dotted tie that was tucked between his shirt buttons, and he held up his charcoal trousers with suspenders.
The Oscar winner seemed to have script pages in his hand while he carried a golden puppy in the crook of his arm.
He wore a black mask to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, unlike Robbie, who went mask-free ahead of her scene.
Business style: Robert De Niro looked ready for business in a white dress shirt rolled up at the arms with charcoal trousers and black dress shoes
Adorable: The Oscar winner seemed to have script pages in his hand while he carried a golden puppy in the crook of his arm
Very little is known about the film aside from its all-star cast, and no plot details have been revealed, according to Deadline.
However, the film’s story is at least known to originate with Russell.
Robbie and De Niro are just the tip of the iceberg, as the lead cast also includes Christian Bale (who worked with Russell on American Hustle), while Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy and Oscar winner Rami Malek will also be featured.
Tenet star John David Washington, whose new film Malcolm & Marie arrived on Netflix on Friday, is among the cast, as are Mike Meyers and Timothy Olyphant.
Andrea Riseborough, who received acclaim for the recent science fiction–horror film Possessor will play an undisclosed part in the film, along with Alessandro Nivola and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Zoe Saldana was previously spotted on the set of Russell’s film in a mid-twentieth century outfit while filming a seen with Bale.
Back in action: The top secret project is the first film in more than five years from David O. Russell, who has been nominated for Best Director at the Oscars three times; seen in 2018
Old pals: Russell first worked with Christian Bale, who appears in the new film, in his 2010 drama The Fighter; pictured with Mark Wahlberg
The film’s working title is Household Names, though those rarely have any relation to the final title and are often used to deter interest in film shoots from onlookers.
Russell is the director of multiple critically acclaimed films, including Silver Linings Playbook, which was nominated for Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards and won the Best Actress trophy for Jennifer Lawrence.
The movie marked Russell’s first collaboration with De Niro, who earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars.
Acclaimed role: Robert De Niro first worked with Russell in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination; pictured with (L-R) Jacki Weaver and Bradley Cooper
He’s also the director of Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube, and the Fighter, which first paired him with Bale.
Robbie recently found herself in the news after a humorous cameo she filmed for The Big Short reappeared on social media to explain the recent run-up on GameStop stock.
The scene appears in the film with no connection to the rest of the movie and features the actress playing a version of herself as she explains the concept of short selling on the stock market — except that she gives her stock market explanation in the midst of a bubble bath.
Dropping some knowledge: Margot was recently in the news after a humorous scene from The Big Short of her explaining short selling while in the bathtub was used to explain the run-up on GameStop stock