Cast, plot and release date of Greta Gerwig’s next film
The beloved doll will see her live-action film directed by Greta Gerwig, who is also writing the screenplay. Here, find out what we know about this upcoming movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
Barbiethe iconic and beloved doll created by Ruth Handler for Mattel in 1959, has had her fair share of films and TV shows. However, the toy will now come to life thanks to the Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig, credited with being behind the latest adaptation of ‘Little woman’ (2019) and her solo directorial debut in 2017 ‘Ladybug.’
A live-action Barbie movie is in the works since 2014, first under Sony Pictures and numerous writers and directors have been attached to the project, including Juno’s Diablo Cody. However, now the film is produced by Warner Bros.. with filming starting in March 2022.
Margot Robbie will play the main character, as well as the production, and she will star alongside Ken by Ryan Gosling. Robbie, who is known for her work in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘The Suicide Squad,’ told Variety that this project is “a great opportunity to put some positivity into the world and a chance to be an aspiration for young children.” Here, find out what we know about the film.
Plot ‘Barbie’: What is the film about?
The screenplay is co-written by Gerwig and his partner Noah Baumbach, who recently wrote and directed Oscar-nominated “Marriage Story” (2019), and “White Noise,” which is slated for release this year on Netflix. The duo co-wrote two other films “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America”.
While the plot remained under wraps, Robbie spoke about the project with The Hollywood Reporter in 2020: “Our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you think we’ll give you something totally different— the thing you didn’t know you wanted. Now can we really honor the IP and the fanbase and also surprise people? Because if we can do all of that and provoke thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders.
The cast of “Barbie”: who are the characters?
As we said before, Robbie and Gosling will play Barbie and Ken. According to Cosmopolitan, it is confirmed that the new star of Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Simu Liu will also play other versions of Ken. Meanwhile, Issa Rae (Insecure) and Hari Nave (Transparent) are ready to play other Barbies.
On the other hand, Will Ferrell will play the CEO of a toy company. The rest of the cast is made up of: Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Ariana Greenblatt and Jamie Demetriou.
‘Barbie’ release date: When will the film be released?
The official release date of the film in the United States is July 21, 2023, almost a year from now. Although there is nothing official, if Warner Bros. and HBO Max maintain their agreement, the film could also arrive on the platform 45 days after its theatrical release, that is to say in September 2023.