Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie could play Nicola Gobbo in TV series

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'A controversial character and story': Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie 'are in the running' to play gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo in Foxtel's new TV series

By Kristy Johnson and Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:21 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 23:52 GMT, 2 March 2019

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Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are reportedly being considered to play the lead in a new Foxtel series.

The Sunday Telegraph believes that the two actresses are part of a possible list, that also includes Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Debicki and Asher Keddie.

Foxtel has commissioned an eight-part series, Lawyer X: The Story of Informer 3838, based on the life of gangland lawyer and police informant Nicola Gobbo.  

In the running? The Sunday Telegraph believes that Nicole Kidman [pictured], 51, is being considered to play Nicola Gobbo in a new Foxtel TV series

In the running? The Sunday Telegraph believes that Margot Robbie [pictured], 28, is being considered to play Nicola Gobbo in a new TV series

In the running? The Sunday Telegraph believes that Nicole Kidman [left], 51, and Margot Robbie [right], 28, are being considered to play Nicola Gobbo in a new Foxtel TV series 

Foxtel's executive producer of TV Brian Walsh, told The Sunday Telegraph that the new series will feature 'cops, crims, capers, sex and betrayal.'

He also revealed that the lead star will need to be someone 'brave' and 'ready' to portray such a complex character.

'Our ambition is to

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