I, Tonya, Suicide Squad and Once Upon in Hollywood actress Margot Robbie has signed on to star in a new film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson is penning the screenplay for Disney's as-yet-untitled project and Jerry Bruckheimer will once again serve as producer.

Johnny Depp starred in five previous Pirates movies -- released between 2003 and 2017 -- which were inspired by the Disney theme park ride.

The Robbie movie is not intended to be a spin-off of the Depp blockbusters and will be an original story with new characters.

No details about the plot are known at this time.