Margot Robbie will star in female-centric Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Margot Robbie will star in female-centric Pirates of the Caribbean

Margot Robbie will star in female-centric Pirates of the Caribbean

"Margot Robbie stars as the cosplay favorite Harley Quinn in a movie that plays at provocation but declines to provoke anything like a thought", reported the New York Times.

It marks the latest bid by Hollywood to re-imagine classic movies by casting women in the lead roles, including the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy and 2018 comedy heist Ocean's 8 that starred Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.

But one can not be too sure as to how successful this new project will be, given that Hodson and Robbie's last all-female project together - the 2020 superhero film Birds of Prey - bombed at the box office.

The new project is said to be separate from the already announced reboot of the Pirates franchise that has original writer Ted Elliott at the helm along with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise began in 2003 with the debut installment, The Curse of the Black Pearl, which received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed nearly $700 million at the global box office and earning five Oscar nominations, including Depp for Best Actor.

The Indian Express is now on Telegram.

Deadline confirmed the talks for the project, which would be a stand-alone film in the Pirates franchise rather than a spinoff or a sequel, according to THR, which first reported the news today. So we're pretty sure this one will be another hit, even without Jack Sparrow.

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