According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie has signed on with Warner Bros. Pictures to star in an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s book ‘Queen of the Air’.
The report said about the book, “Jensen’s book, published by Crown in 2013, told the story of Lillian Leitzel, a trapeze artist who in the early 20th century was one of the biggest stars in the world as she performed for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Her tragic love affair with Alfredo Codona, who may have been one of the best trapeze artists to ever flip under the big top, also was chronicled. The two were tempestuous artists, divas and madly in love.
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.”
There is no director attached yet on the project, but American Sniper's Andrew Lazar is reportedly producing the film.