Margot Robbie in talks to star in Barbie live-action movie to be directed by 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins
28-year-old Australian actress Margot Robbie is in talks to take up a starring role in the upcoming Barbie film to be helmed by 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins
Production on the 'Barbie' movie, based on Mattel's world-famous dolls, has been in limbo for quite some time now. At first, Sony was attached to the project with comedian-cum-actress Amy Schumer supposedly filling in as the titular lead. When those talks went south, Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway's name was also thrown into the mix, but to no avail.
After much delay, though, a feature film based on the globally-recognized Barbie dolls is finally said to be in development at Warner Bros. And if this piece of news doesn't excite you, the big names associated with the project will surely get you on your toes.
Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie — who has starred in a range of Hollywood hits from biopics like 'I, Tonya' to superhero flicks like 'Suicide Squad' — is in talks to take over the 'Barbie' movie, as per Deadline.
If all goes well, not only will the 28-year-old Australian actress take up a starring role but she will also be co-producing the movie via her Lucky Chaps production banner, alongside Robbie Brenner, the recently-named head of Mattel Films.
As for the plot, not much information is available at the moment. Although previous reports had indicated towards Mattel and Sony developing a script favoring an empowered Barbie, as opposed to the myth that has evolved over the years about the widely-selling dolls. If indeed Robbie is on board, though, chances are likely that the 'Barbie' film would remain tonally similar to the previous plan.
Asides from Robbie's addition, there are also reports of Warner Bros getting director Patty Jenkins of 'Wonder Woman' and 'Wonder Woman 1984' fame on board for the 'Barbie' movie.
A dream combination, if we dare dream!