Margot Robbie is making waves as the perfect Barbie in her iconic new role as the doll in the Warner Bros Pictures production.
The producers gave fans a sneak preview of the actress portraying the famous doll in the movie Barbie. The April 26 tweet features Robbie sitting in a hot pink convertible wearing a blue and white striped top with matching accessories, including a bracelet and a polka dot headband.
Barbie is scheduled for screening in cinemas from July 21, 2023. Robbie’s co-stars include Ryan Gosling who will play her boyfriend Ken, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, America Ferrera and Hari Nef.
Barbie is a collaboration between Warner Bros Pictures and Mattel Films, a new division of the toy company.The film is directed by Greta Gerwig who co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach.
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery,” Robbie, who is also a producer of the movie, said in a 2019 press release. “Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”
Originally Amy Schumer was cast to play Barbie in a movie for Sony in 2016 but the comedian later pulled out citing scheduling conflicts.
“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it,” Schumer, who had written Barbie as an inventor, said, “the only way I was interested in doing it.”