The stunning star of The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie, is in talks to take the lead in in the live action version of Ghost in the Shell.

British director Rupert Sanders is set to helm the long gestating flick, having surprised everyone by kick-starting a new franchise with the critical and commercial success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The original story saw a woman working for The Japanese National Public Safety Commission fighting "technology crime." It's far cooler than that sounds. For years fans were lobbying for James Cameron to direct - such is the scope of the action.

Aussie actress Robbie is a hot property after 'Wall Street' and so too is female led action, as the box office smash Lucy just proved.

Via Deadline