Los Angeles: Actress Margot Robbie, freshfrom her standout performance as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad”, is set to star in “Queen of the Air”, Warner Bros’ adaptation Dean N Jensen’s 2013 book of the same name. The script from the book tells the story of trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel and her tragic love affair with Alfredo Codona.
Andrew Lazar, one of the producers of the studio’s mega hit “American Sniper”, is producing the period love drama, which has a script by Cat Vasko, said The Hollywood Reporter. Leitzel, who was 4 foot, 9 inches tall, had a signature move that required her to dislocate her shoulder at every turn (she would do the move a hundred times) and had wrists that had been grooved from ropes. Codona, for his part, regularly executed the Triple: three somersaults in the air so dangerous that other performers died trying to do it.
The book tracked their rise to fame, from the mud-caked small-town circuses to the big time, and their marriage and tragic deaths just a few years later. There is no director yet for the movie. PTI
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