Hollywood superstar Margot Robbie to produce movie inspired by rhino activist ‘Saving the Wild’
Often working undercover and facing constant threats, South African-raised, Zimbabwean-born Jamie Joseph has spent eight years exposing the corruption that has devastated South Africa’s rhinos – a country that was home to around 80% of the world’s population, but has been in an astonishing decline for the past decade – all for a horn that nobody needs.
Now her story, and that of Saving the Wild, the charity she founded in 2015, is the inspiration for a fictionalised movie produced by two times Academy Award nominated actress Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap production banner, the company she co-founded. LuckyChap production credits include I, Tonya, Birds of Prey based on DC’s Harley Quinn, and this year’s biggest movie success, Barbie, which quickly amassed over one billion dollars at the global box office.
Says Saving the Wild Director, “I am just the face of activism, and for this story, a way in. The unsung heroes are the rangers and police officers and whistleblowers I work with, persecuted by their state employers for exposing corruption and pursuing high level targets. If we are to honour them, we should honour them with justice.”
Photo © Saving the Wild.