Christian Bale and Margot Robbie Accused of Murder in Drake-Produced Amsterdam Movie Inspired by True Events

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Amsterdam won’t hit theaters until October 7, but it’s already become one of the most anticipated movies this year. The reason? Its ensemble cast and award-winning director.

The period mystery comedy is written, directed, and co-produced by David O.Russell, the same man behind American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook.

Filmed in Los Angeles from January to March 2021, Amsterdam features a star-studded cast—Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, and Anya Taylor-Joy, to name a few.

Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, David O. Russell, Margot Robbie, and Christian Bale don all-black outfits as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth IIRami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, David O. Russell, Margot Robbie, and Christian Bale don all-black outfits as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the premiere of Amsterdam in London on September 21, 2022 (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Drake serves as one of the executive producers of Amsterdam under his production company DreamCrew Entertainment.

On Wednesday, the cast of Amsterdam gathered at London’s Odeon Luxe cinema in Leicester Square for the European premiere of the movie. They appeared to be paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as they all opted for black ensembles.

Bale looked neat in a black blazer with a matching shirt underneath and a pair of black trousers. He was accompanied by his wife, Sibi Blazic, who stole his thunder in a form-fitting black midi dress with sheer long sleeves.

How did Sibi Blazic meet Christian Bale?

Married since January 2000, they first met when she was working as a personal assistant to Bale’s friend and Little Women co-star Winona Ryder.

“Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn’t have very healthy ideas about marriage. Then I met Sibi and suddenly it seemed a fantastic idea,“ he told The Sydney Morning Herald about meeting his wife.

Sibi Blazic, who was born into a family of Serbian immigrants, and Christian Bale are the parents of two children, Emmeline Bale, born in 2005, and Joseph Bale, born in 2014.

Christian Bale met his older wife, Sibi Blazic, when she was working as Winona Ryder's assistant Christian Bale met his older wife, Sibi Blazic, when she was working as Winona Ryder’s assistant (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Born on April 14, 1970, in Chicago, she is four years older than her husband, who was born on January 30, 1974, in Haverfordwest, the county town of Pembrokeshire in Wales.

“I’ve got incredible pride for my family,” he told Esquire in 2010. “I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly, but it’s not what I’m about in terms of being an actor. I don’t want people to know about that.”

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic coordinate in black ensembles, with Bale in a blazer suit and Blazic in a midi dress with sheer sleeves and rose-printed pumpsChristian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic coordinate in black ensembles, with Bale in a blazer suit and Blazic in a midi dress with sheer sleeves and rose-printed pumps (Credit: Stuart Hardy / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

In a quick interview with Reuters during the premiere, Bale shared how Russell got his cast involved in creating Amsterdam.

“He had no script. He just had a couple of ideas. We started trading music that we would listen to, bits of history that we would learn about. David would scribble all this down. And then, over years and years, came up with this story.”

Margot also shared that she pitched her ideas for her character, Valerie. “I was talking to David about Valerie for years before we actually got around to making the film. It was kind of like a creative process that kept evolving.”

Margot Robbie wows in a skin-baring cutout black dress by CelineMargot Robbie wows in a skin-baring cutout black dress by Celine (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Honoring Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the 32-year-old hot actress wore a black Celine dress designed with cutouts at the ruched bodice and across the midriff before flowing into a skirt with a central thigh-high slit.

Adding a touch of dramatic glamour to the look, Margot wore a black cape wrapped around her neck.

Margot Robbie's sexy gown is styled with a dramatic cape that's wrapped around her neckMargot Robbie’s sexy gown is styled with a dramatic cape that’s wrapped around her neck (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The Australian beauty wore her signature blonde hair loose with a center parting and went for minimal makeup to accentuate her natural features.

Letting her plunging black gown do the talking, the Wolf of Wall Street star styled with Messika jewelry, including a pair of Desert Bloom diamond drop earrings and a Marquise Desert Bloom ring.

Margot Robbie keeps the look sultry with loose messy hair, nude lipstick, and mascaraMargot Robbie keeps the look sultry with loose messy hair, nude lipstick, and mascara (Credit: Stuart Hardy / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

She kept her accessories coordinated by slipping her feet into a pair of silver strappy sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Margot Robbie pairs her black gown with jeweled Giuseppe Zanotti Harmony sandalsMargot Robbie pairs her black gown with jeweled Giuseppe Zanotti Harmony sandals (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

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These Harmony sandals are crafted from metallic silver leather and feature a three-strap design encrusted with crystalsThese Harmony sandals are crafted from metallic silver leather and feature a three-strap design encrusted with crystals

On Monday, Margot Robbie channeled the ’50s as she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote Amsterdam.

While talking about the film, she revealed that the Pasadena police shut their set down on the final day of production.

Margot Robbie promotes Amsterdam on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a '50s-style dress on September 19, 2022Margot Robbie promotes Amsterdam on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a ’50s-style dress on September 19, 2022 (Credit: ROGER WONG / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

“[Director David O. Russell] doesn’t want to stop and he could go forever, and so could Christian [Bale],” Margot said.

She added, “They’re both so dedicated to this film and their craft that David never called cut on this film. So technically we didn’t ever really stop.”

The local police later arrived on the production set and were forced to stop them after their permit expired.

“It was the last day of shooting and Christian was saying his dialogue and David’s there and he’s directing… but the permit, you know, the curfew was up.”

She went on to say, “We were in Pasadena and the time was up. And we were meant to clear out, but we wouldn’t. And the producers are freaking out and David’s still going and Christian’s still acting. And then, eventually, the Pasadena Police literally were in the set with us all being like, ‘Stop. You have to stop.’”

Margot Robbie shows off her cleavage in a retro-style Alessandra Rich polka dot dress with white ruffle trimsMargot Robbie shows off her cleavage in a retro-style Alessandra Rich polka dot dress with white ruffle trims (Credit: ROGER WONG / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Margot Robbie donned a blue polka dot midi dress from Alessandra Rich’s Autumn/Winter 2022 Wild at Heart collection for the interview.

She showed an eyeful of cleavage in the retro-style silk dress that featured a plunging neckline, a white ruffled collar, and gold buttons. You can get it for $2,035 at Matches Fashion.

Margot Robbie opts for light makeup and minimal accessories that match the gold accents on her dressMargot Robbie opts for light makeup and minimal accessories that match the gold accents on her dress (Credit: ROGER WONG / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Wearing her tresses in soft waves, the Suicide Squad star opted for light makeup and minimal accessories, with a pair of gold hoops to complement the accents on her dress.

She then rounded out the retro look with white pumps by Gianvito Rossi.

Margot Robbie finishes the retro aesthetic of her look with white Gianvito Rossi pumpsMargot Robbie finishes the retro aesthetic of her look with white Gianvito Rossi pumps (Credit: ROGER WONG / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

At the New York premiere of Amsterdam on Sunday, Margot Robbie put on a feminine display in a delicate white ensemble from Chanel’s Resort 2023 collection.

The ethereal white number features a strapless ruched bustier top and a tiered lace floor-length skirt with floral and doily embroideries.

Margot Robbie in a feminine Chanel Resort 2023 ruched bustier top and tiered lace skirt at the NYC premiere of Amsterdam on September 18, 2022Margot Robbie in a feminine Chanel Resort 2023 ruched bustier top and tiered lace skirt at the NYC premiere of Amsterdam on September 18, 2022 (Credit: John Nacion / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)

Styled by Kate Young, Margot went bare neck and simply accessorized with a diamond ear cuff and matching rings.

Her blonde tresses, which were dyed dark brown for the movie, were worn down in soft waves, while her makeup was kept light with peachy lip color, blush, and mascara.

Margot Robbie completes her ethereal look with soft waves hairstyle and peachy makeup paletteMargot Robbie completes her ethereal look with soft waves hairstyle and a peachy makeup palette (Credit: John Nacion / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)

What Is Amsterdam About?

Amsterdam is a period mystery comedy set in the 1930s. It follows three friends, a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney (played by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington, respectively), whose paths cross during the First World War.

Amsterdam follows three friends, a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney who become the prime suspects in a murder in the 1930sAmsterdam follows three friends, a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney, who become the prime suspects in a murder in the 1930s (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

The trio forms a pact to protect each other. And years later, they become prime suspects after witnessing a murder. While trying to clear their names, they uncover a conspiracy and meet other characters along the way.

Is Amsterdam Based on a True Story?

According to reports, Amsterdam is partially based on a true story and inspired by real historical events.

“There’s a lot of unknown history that is quite astounding,” Margot Robbie said during her guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

Russell also said at a panel that the story is around 50 to 60 percent true.

Amsterdam is said to be partially based on a true story and inspired by real historical eventsAmsterdam is said to be partially based on a true story and inspired by real historical events (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

The synopsis tells that Amsterdam is a blend of fact and fiction.

“A fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience. 20th Century Studios’ and New Regency’s original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.”

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