‘Barbie’ Movie: Cast, plot, date and latest buzz about live-action film starring Margot Robbie

This 'Barbie' will not be anything like you expected, Margot Robbie has warned her fans


                             ‘Barbie’ Movie: Cast, plot, date and latest buzz about live-action film starring Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie in a still from 'Barbie' movie (Warner Bros)
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Barbie dolls have been a favorite with many little boys and girls. To indulge viewers' fantasies and offering a trip down memory lane is the latest attempt by Warner Bros. Fans can expect a live-action approach to the story of the iconic doll line. 'Barbie' is the first multi-starrer and big-budgeted live-action adaptation of the iconic doll franchise that seems to be going beyond the typical “adapt a fairy tale with Barbie as the lead” formula that created so many animated films in the era of early 2000s.

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Surely it is Barbie’s world and we all are just living in it. Not much has been revealed in terms of the plot for the ‘Barbie’ film as it is being kept tightly under the wraps by the makers. But fans who have been waiting eagerly for this film which is a long way to go, can also watch these toy-based films and series like ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ and so on.

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When is ‘Barbie’ movie releasing and where can you watch it?

The much-awaited live-action romantic-comedy film ‘Barbie’ would be released globally in theatres by July 21, 2023.

What is the plot of ‘Barbie’ movie?

Not much has been said or revealed by the makers and cast about the plot of the film. It is being kept under wraps by them. We will update this space as soon as it’s out.

Who stars in ‘Barbie’ movie?

The following actors have been confirmed for the film.

Margot Robbie as Barbie

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The 31-year-old Oscar award-winning star, Margot Robbie started her career with the television series ‘Neighbours’. She has given some trailblazing performances in films like ‘The Wolf of the Wall Street’, ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘I, Tonya’, ‘The Suicide Squad’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and ‘Bombshell’. 

Margot Robbie in a still from 'Barbie' movie (Warner Bros)

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The rest of the cast for the ‘Barbie’ movie include Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Will Ferrell, Hari Nef, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, Rita Arya, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, and Jamie Demetriou amongst others.

Latest news about the ‘Barbie’ movie

Ryan Gosling will star opposite Robbie as Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken. The first image of the Notebook star in Warner Bros.’ upcoming film adaptation of the classic doll franchise has been released. His plastic look involved donning an ‘80s-style denim vest and jeans, completing the look with white-blonde hair and boxers embroidered with his name

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Ryan Gosling's look as Ken in the movie 'Barbie' (Warner Bros)

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter dated December 2020, Robbie opened up on the ‘Barbie’ movie and said, “And we like the things that feel a little left of center. Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, “Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,” but our goal is to be like, “Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted”.

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Spilling beans on how having Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach onboard as screenplay writers of the ‘Barbie’ movie is totally unexpected yet unique, Robbie also added, “Yes. Now, can we truly honor the IP and the fan base and also surprise people? Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders”. In the same interview, Josey McNamara talking about upcoming film projects in reference to the ‘Barbie’ movie said, “And then Barbie, which is kind of our Everest. As Margot said, you think you know what that movie is with Margot as Barbie, but Greta and Noah have subverted it, and we can’t wait to get into that one”.

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Some of the cast members in the film are said to be playing different versions of Barbie and Ken as well. With no plot details having been revealed about the film till now, we can only imagine what that casting might mean for a film adaptation. The entire filming and shooting of the ‘Barbie’ movie took place at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, England.

Creators

The upcoming live-action romantic comedy film is based on the iconic doll franchise by Mattel. The film is being helmed by the acclaimed filmmaker Greta Gerwig. The screenplay of the film has been written by Gerwig and Baumbach. The film is being backed by production companies LuckyChap Entertainment, Mattel Films and Heyday Films. ‘Barbie’ movie has been produced by Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Robbie Brenner and David Heyman.

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Trailer

As of now, no teasers or trailers of the film have been revealed yet by makers. We would be updating this space as soon as it’s out.