Will Ferrell joins Barbie movie cast alongside Margot Robbie
Comedy legend Will Ferrell will continue his success in Hollywood as he has now signed on to join Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and more in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film. Barbie film for Warner Bros..
At first glance, Warner Bros.’ Barbie adaptation may not be associated with something much more complex and burdensome. However, with a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and her partner Noah Baumbach, both of which come from Oscar-winning or nominated films such as lady birdthe Little woman remake and critically acclaimed Marriage story, as well as Gerwig behind the camera, the upcoming film is shaping up to be a strong contender for awards season.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Ferrell has officially joined the cast, as Robbie and Gosling were confirmed to play the titular roles of Barbie and Ken last fall (even though Gosling initially turned down the role). According to THR, “Ferrell would play the CEO of a toy company that may or may not be Mattel.” Other big names such as Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp and America Ferrera have been cast in undisclosed roles.
If Ferrell’s work in iconic comedies such as Elf, Presenter, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Half brothers, the other guys, and The countryside – as well as dramas like Everything must go, Downhilland the short film David – are an indication it could easily deliver a very layered performance. And now that he’s working with Oscar-winning talent in Gerwig and Baumbach, there’s no limit to what he can bring to the table.
Besides his recent success with other movies like Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaFerrell is also set to star as Present in the upcoming American Christmas-themed musical film, Fieryand will join Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn in the psychological dark comedy-drama miniseries, The narrowing next door. Both of these projects will premiere on Apple TV Plus.
BarbiePlot details remain unknown, but reports say the film began principal photography in the UK last March. Other than Warner Bros.’ attachment, Robbie will also serve as a producer for the film under his production company LuckyChap Entertainment along with co-founder and husband Tom Ackerley. The production company was behind films such as Birds of prey, Me Tonyaand Promising young woman.
Barbie is currently filming and will be released in 2023.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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