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Margot Robbie to lead cast of DC Comics' female heroes and villains in Suicide Squad spin-off

2016-05-17 19:00

Los Angeles - Margot Robbie is set to star in and produce a Suicide Squad spin-off movie.

The 25-year-old actress' character Harley Quinn will lead a cast of DC Comics' female heroes and villains in the new film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other characters from the comics who have been touted to appear in the all-female movie, include Batgirl and Birds of Prey.

According to THR: "Margot was the impetus for the project. When she got the part for the movie, she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible about the character. In the process, she fell for DC's female characters. She brought on the writer to help develop the project and brought it to Warners, which snapped it up."

Along with plans to produce the new movie, Margot recently revealed she and her boyfriend Tom Ackerley run their own production company called LuckyChap alongside Tom's friend Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr, a close pal of Margot.

She said: "We chose the most challenging indie film imaginable - it's not commercially viable from a financier's point of view. It's shaving years off my life.

"It's really hard work, but so rewarding and much more empowering than just acting. I was starting to feel like a little pawn getting moved around the board: Go here! Do that! Be her!"

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