Margot Robbie is set to star in the movie version of the much loved Apocalyptic novel Z for Zachariah.
“Z for Zachariah” starts by introducing the reader to Ann Burden, the protagonist, who has been living alone in a valley for over a year after a nuclear war, which has rendered all other places inhabitable. One day, Ann sees a stranger in a protective suit entering the valley, which changes her life forever. When he determines that the valley is safe, he takes off his suit and swims, but unfortunately, the water is contaminated by water being brought in from the outside. Once he is sick, Ann decides to try to help him.
Once he is better, he introduces himself as John R. Loomis, a scientist who was helping to design the protective suits underground when the war began. The sickness soon takes over his body completely, sending him into a coma, during which Ann continues to look after him.
He begins to recover and becomes highly possessive of Ann. One night, he attempts to rape her, and Ann decides she must leave the comfort of her home. She attempts to coexist in the valley with Loomis, but he makes it difficult, cutting her off from food and supplies, and even shooting her in the leg.
For this movie role, Margot has had a complete make under! The 25 year old Aussie beauty is still fresh faced and gorgeous, yet without all the glitzy make up we’re used to seeing her in. Margot’s hair is mousy brown and her face is bare. Her character is dressed in old, baggy clothes- which is in stark contrast to her slick and sexy look for The Wolf of Wall Street.
The movie, which also stars Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, centres around the love triangle between two guys and a girl (Robbie) after they become the only survivors of a disaster that has wiped out the world as they know it.
This was one of my all time favourite novels as a child, and I’m so excited to see it being brought to life on the big screen. Will you be watching Z for Zachariah?
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