Warner Bros. Pictures released a first look at Robbie in Barbie along with a release date for the film on Tuesday at CinemaCon As part of CinemaCon held in Las Vegas this week, Warner Bros. Pictures shared a first-look image of the 31-year-old actress in the role of the iconic Mattel doll, along with a release date for the film. Get push notifications with news, features and more.
Youll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Barbie, directed by Lady Bird auteur Greta Gerwig, will be released on July 21, 2023, according to a tweet from the studio. An accompanying image in the social media post showed Suicide Squad star Robbie rocking a retro 60s vibe dressed in a blue and white polka-dotted headband and matching striped halter top. She smiled as she leaned forward in a pink Chevrolet Corvette convertible, posing in front of a pink faux stone backdrop.
Robbie wore a beaded bracelet and had her blonde hair done in a straight style evocative of the classic American doll. 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 … Robbie told British Vogue last year. She added that the role comes with a lot of baggage, considering some historical controversy over the doll. And a lot of nostalgic Previously, the role of Barbie was set to be played by Amy Schumer, who signed on to the movie in December 2016.
However, by March 2017, she had exited the project, citing scheduling conflicts at the time. Last month, though, she said that it was actually creative differences that led to her departure. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. They definitely didnt want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it, she told The Hollywood Reporter. Schumer recalled that the studio sent her a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes to congratulate her on the casting news The idea that thats just what every woman must want, right there, I should have gone, Youve got the wrong gal.