The call list for Hollywoods Barbie movie has grown longer than the Mattel icons resume. Since news broke that Margot Robbie would produce and star in the upcoming flick fans have wondered what a live action version of the Malibu princess world will look like. Back in 2019 at the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Robbie explained why Barbie is a character worth bringing to life. I think its a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids she told Varietys Marc Malkin.Directed by Greta Gerwig from a script the Little Women and Lady Bird filmmaker co wrote with Noah Baumbach the movie is a co production by Warner Bros. Mattel and Robbies Lucky Chap Entertainment banner. However further information about the film has been limited with details of its plot fantastically wrapped in plastic.
In an Aug. 2021 interview with British Vogue Robbie teased that taking on Barbie simultaneously comes with a lot of baggage … and a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that comes a lot of exciting ways to attack it she told the mag. People generally hear Barbie and think I know what that movie is going to be and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it and theyre like Oh well maybe I dont… So heres what we do know about what Robbie and Gerwig have in store The cast is star studded Twotime Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling will star opposite Robbie as Barbies longtime boy toy Ken. So with classic couple in the mix fans cant help but wonder which of their other plastic playmates will appear What about Skipper Christie.
The films supporting cast includes Emmy winning actors America Ferrera Ugly Betty Superstore and Kate Mc Kinnon Saturday Night Live plus Marvel superhero Simu Liu Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in yetto berevealed roles. Lazy loaded image Ryan Gosling America Ferrera Kate Mc Kinnon and Simu Liu.
Ferrera & Liu AP Gosling Jake Chessum Mc Kinnon Sophy Holland Variety exclusively revealed that trailblazing trans performer Hari Nef And Just Like That You and Tick Tick … Boom! star Alexandra Shipp have joined the cast in likewise unknown roles. The ensemble also features Ariana Greenblatt and Will Ferrell who is rumored to play a toy company CEO.
The most recent additions to the cast are Issa Rae Michael Cera Kingsley BenAdir Rhea Perlman Sharon Rooney Scott Evans Ana Cruz Kayne Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou. Promising Young Woman filmmaker Emerald Fennell will also appear reuniting with Robbie after she produced the Oscarwinning movie under her LuckyChap banner. Plus the movie features three Sex Education stars Emma Mackey — who fans have often noted looks a great deal like Robbie — Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells.