Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie will soon be the flesh-and-blood version of the world’s most famous doll: Barbie. Variety has, in fact, announced that Warner Bros. has managed to reach an agreement with Mattel, a manufacturer of toys including Barbie, for which the live-action film will be made. At the moment there is not much information on the project yet. We do know, however, that Robbie will also appear as a producer for LuckyChap Entertainment, along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara. Let’s try to gather all the details released so far.
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Barbie: What Is The Plot Of The Live-Action?
Initially, when Margot Robbie’s presence was still just a rumour, the project was in the hands of Sony. As Deadline reports, the distribution company’s idea was to tell the story of Barbie being kicked out of Barbieland because she wasn’t perfect enough, but rather a little eccentric and not well integrated into the community.
The girl thus leaves her home and embarks on an adventure in the real world, during which she realizes that perfection comes from the inside not from the outside and that the key to happiness lies in believing in oneself, free from any unattainable standard of perfection. . At some point, Barbie decides to return to Barbieland to save her.
With the project now in the hands of Warner Bros., it is still unclear whether the studio will continue this idea.
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Barbie: Who’s In The Cast?
As mentioned at the beginning, the protagonist of the Barbie film will be the Australian actress Margot Robbie, who began to get noticed starting from her performance alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, her career has been on the rise, moving from the DC universe with the character of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to the role of Tonya Harding in the film Tonya.
This latest project earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Among the latest works that she took part in, we find The Suicide Squad, in which she reprised the role of Harley Quinn. Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich said of Robbie:
“Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen, in a way that’s fresh and relevant to today’s viewers.”
The actress also expressed her opinion on the Barbie film, expressing all her enthusiasm for this role so significant for her:
“I am so honored to be able to fill this role and produce a film that I believe will have an extremely positive impact on children and audiences around the world. I can’t imagine any better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to be able to bring this film to the big screen.”
At his side, in the role of Ken, will be Ryan Gosling. In February 2022, Deadline announced that America Ferrera has joined the cast of the film Barbie, in a role currently unknown. The actress is best known for the sitcom Ugly Betty, which won fans over with her compelling seasons from 2006 to 2010.
No other actors or characters have been announced for now, but the screenwriters have been announced: Greta Gerwig ( Little Women ) and Noah Baumbach. So Variety communicated.
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Barbie: Will It Arrive On Streaming?
At the moment it is still too early to be able to talk about when the Barbie live-action movie comes out and consequently also where it will be possible to see it in streaming. As soon as more precise information is released, we will let you know.