It’s official: Margot Robbie is set to play everyone’s favorite sassy, pink-loving doll, Barbie. This is yet another iconic character the talented Margot will play, who’s also known for her roles as Harley Quinn and Mary Queen of Scots.
Not only that, but she will be co-producing the movie too. According to Refinery29, her husband, Tom Ackerley, as well as Josey McNamara—Margot’s partner in her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment—are also on board with the project.
Though we’ve already seen Barbie in several animated films before, this will mark the popular doll’s first live-action feature, thanks to the newly-formed partnership between Mattel and Warner Bros. This is the second attempt to bring Barbie to life in the big screen. The first was in 2016, by Mattel and Sony, with Amy Schumer as initial choice for the titular role. Conflict in the comedienne’s schedule was cited as the reason the project fell through.
Though this latest attempt is already confirmed, details about the upcoming film, including the director, release date (rumors say it’s 2020), and castmates, are yet to be announced. (Who will play Ken?)
Still, fans are freaking out over this ~fantastic~ piece of information.
MARGOT ROBBIE IS PLAYING AND PRODUCING BARBIE pic.twitter.com/uy0aJslNFi
— 𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖆𝖎𝖓𝖊 (@judasrem) January 8, 2019
if u know how much i love Barbie
& how much i love Margot Robbie
then u know this is the best news i’ve ever received https://t.co/tJhs3EiHiR
— kenna 🧁 (@mckennarailey) January 8, 2019
can you believe margot robbie is playing both harley quinn and barbie…….talented bitch pic.twitter.com/XN9Y529OhG
— raz (@margotrsobbie) January 8, 2019
mARGOT ROBBIE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO PLAY BARBIE IMSCREAMING I LOVE THIS
— laila ✨ (@rxyrxdd) January 8, 2019
Let us know if you’re just as excited!
Photo courtesy of Margot Robbie’s Instagram account
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