Margot Robbie is at it again and nailing yet another unexpected accent on screen.
The Aussie actress’ latest film, Dreamland, was just released on video on demand by Paramount Pictures, over a year after it made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019. Directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, from a screenplay by Nicolaas Zwart, the film also stars Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel, Kerry Condon, Darby Camp and Lola Kirke, who narrates the film.
The thriller is set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. It follows a teen boy named Eugene Evans who sets out to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, all with the goal of saving his family farm from foreclosure. Robbie plays Allison Wells, the a seductive bank robber hiding in out in the boy’s small town in Texas during the Great Depression and later becomes the object of his desire.
“I would say Finn is literally the perfect scene partner,” Robbie told Collider of her young co-star. “It’s a really tall order in this film. He has to kind of guide us through it. He really is the center of the film. His journey is the emotional stakes of the entire film so he has to hold the screen when he’s on screen on his own. He’s got so many different dynamics and relationships that are at play here, and then there’s also this Allison and Eugene dynamic.”
In one particularly steamy scene, Cole’s character Eugene struggles to contain to contain his feelings any longer as he joins Robbie’s Allison in the shower. The sizzling exchange is hardly the only intimate moment the pair share on camera. In another scene, while seemingly naked in a pond, the Allison says to Eugene,”Do you know what the worst part about dying is? Being forgotten.”
Robbie not only stars, but also served as a producer under her Lucky Chap Entertainment banner.
“I really liked getting to just be an actor on some films and on other films, I really, really loved being able to do both,” Robbie told Screen Rant. “I feel like I’m integrated into that world so much earlier on in the process and it’s, it’s incredibly informative to the acting side.”