Will Ferrell Joins Cast of Barbie Live-Action Movie
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell joins Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the live-action adaptation of Mattel’s popular line of Barbie dolls.
Will Ferrell joined the live action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. the Barbie The film is written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, with Gerwig handling directing duties. Robbie will play the title character, while Gosling is set to play Barbie’s love interest Ken. Also joining the cast of the film is x-men actress Alexandra Shipp, Shang Chiis Simu Liu, Death on the Nileis Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera.
the Barbie The film has been in development for some time, initially casting comedian Amy Schumer in the role as early as 2016. Eventually Schumer dropped the project and was replaced by Anne Hathaway. However, as the film was not shot on time, the rights reverted to Mattel, who sold the rights to WB, causing another creative stir for Barbie, leading to the casting of Robbie and the hiring of Gerwig and Baumbach to tackle the property. Now, after numerous delays, rights issues and blockages related to COVID, Barbie is gearing up to make its live-action debut on the big screen.
In another big casting (via Deadline) for Barbie, actor and comedian Will Ferrell was cast in the film in an undisclosed role. So far, no story details have been revealed for the film, so it’s unclear how Ferrell’s brand of comedy will work in the feature, though his casting will no doubt help in this. regard. Production should start soon, now that all the main actors seem to be in place for the adaptation.
Ferrell recently starred in The narrowing next door with Paul Rudd on Apple TV+ and will next be seen in the musical Fiery with Ryan Reynolds. The actor also directs the voice cast of wanderersan animated comedy starring Jamie Foxx and Isla Fisher, slated for release in 2023. Ferrell’s last feature film role was in the Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Sagawith Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens and Pierce Brosnan.
WB seems to be playing the Barbie film close to the chest in terms of story details, but the assembled cast is more than enough to draw in audiences. Robbie and Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, are enough on the surface, but the extra cast, including Ferrell, makes for an incentive that may help the film reach audiences outside of the standard demographic. Gerwig and Baumbach have a unique, quirky and refined style history in their work, which will no doubt make Barbie something more than another shallow toy property adaptation, but something with weight, meaning, and almost certainly a healthy dose of humor.
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- BarbieRelease date: April 14, 2022
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