You read that right. According to reports, the Academy Award nominee has been tapped to lead a female-led remake of The Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Over the weekend, The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Robbie would be starring in a remake for Disney written by Birds Of Prey writer Christina Hodson.
The industry magazine says the new project, while currently under wraps, will likely not be a spin-off of the successful noughties franchise which starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann and Orlando Bloom as Elizabeth’s love interest Will Turner, but instead a new version with a new central story and characters.
The appetite for stories related to the long-running franchise is evident, with a separate Pirates of the Caribbean feature project also underway at Disney, separate to the Robbie-starring version.
No other details of who will be included in the cast have been announced yet but, just like the past few years, Robbie appears to have a busy schedule ahead of her.
Last year, proving her commitment to female-led projects, it was revealed that she would be teaming up with Greta Gerwig for the hugely-anticipated feminist Barbie film and has also been working on Marian – an alternate Robin Hood tale focusing on the woman at the centre of the classic folk story.
This follows Robbie’s jam-packed 2019 which saw her play Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood, an ambitious Fox news reporter who helps uncover sexual harassment at the highest level in the conservative newsroom in Bombshell and reprising Harley Quinn for her own spin-off Birds Of Prey.
Roll on more Margot Robbie films…