Margot Robbie will star in a female-led model of “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Disney with “Birds of Prey” author Christina Hodson on board to write the script.
Disney is in early improvement of the untitled challenge. The Robbie-Hodson collaboration is being developed individually from one other “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot that was unveiled in October with franchise veteran Ted Elliott and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin employed to develop a narrative.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all 5 “Pirates” motion pictures, is connected to produce each the Elliot/Mazin and the Robbie/Hodson initiatives.
The earlier “Pirates” motion pictures, all starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, grossed $1.5 billion domestically and $3.07 billion internationally, with the North American market representing a progressively smaller share. The home whole for 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales” hit $172 million, whereas overseas markets delivered $622 million.
All 5 movies have grossed greater than $650 million worldwide, with “Dead Man’s Chest” and “On Stranger Tides” each topping the $1 billion mark.
Robbie acquired an Oscar nomination earlier this yr for “Bombshell” and portrayed Sharon Tate in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” She will reprise her Harley Quinn character in James Gunn’s upcoming “Suicide Squad” sequel.
Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, AMM, and legal professional Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Austen. Hodson is repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.