Will Ryan Gosling play Ken in ‘Barbie’? Trolls say 'sounds like a colossal mistake'
The Warner Bros’ movie which is currently in the pre-production phase, will have ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie in the lead
Ryan Gosling is all set to make things “fantastic” in the plastic world of Barbie. The Hollywood A-lister is reportedly about to close a deal to play Ken doll in the movie ‘Barbie’. According to Deadline, the ‘La La Land’ star is in final negotiations to bag the iconic Mattel character in a film that will be helmed by Greta Gerwig.
The Warner Bros’ movie which is currently in the pre-production phase, will have ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie in the lead. According to Deadline, Ryan Gosling tried to pass on the role as he is currently occupied with other work but insiders reveal that the studio remained persistent to make sure he agrees to the role. As soon as the news hit the Internet, social media users could not help but troll the makers for picking Ryan Gosling as Ken.
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Ryan Gosling might play Ken in ‘Barbie’
Deadline reports that the Academy Award-nominated star is very close to signing the project and even the film seems to be on the verge of initiating the production. Gosling recently wrapped up his much-awaited Netflix’s action-packed flick called ‘The Gray Man’. The film will also see Chris Evans in a prominent role. ‘The Gray Man’ is being helmed by the Russo Brothers.
Speaking of ‘Barbie’, Gerwig, who is best known for her work on ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Little Women’, Greenberg’, and ‘Frances Ha’, has penned the ambitious project with her partner Noah Baumbach. However, the plot of the film is still under wraps. The film will be produced under Robbie’s banner LuckyChap Entertainment. Tom Ackerley, David Heyman, Josey McNamara, and Ynon Kreizv will serve as executive producers on the movie. Ken doll, which might be played by Gosling in ‘Barbie’ is a doll and fictional character introduced by Mattel in 1961 as the counterpart of Barbie. He was first introduced as Barbie’s boyfriend in 1961. Ken was invented by Elliot Handler.
‘Ken is supposed to be attractive’, say trolls
Even though Gosling enjoys a massive fan following, him getting finalized for the role of Ken sparked a meme fest over the weekend. “I've heard when they need someone to stand in for a block of wood, they call Ryan Gosling,” trolled one user as another stated, “Ehhhhhh no. If anyone should be Ken, it should be Henry Cavill.”
Another user tweeted, “Glad it isn’t Ryan Reynolds” whereas, one added, “So weird that a guy would want to be paid millions of dollars to pretend to date Margot Robbie. Definitely breaking news.” The next one added, “Margot will be carrying per usual.” And, one person shared, “Ken is supposed to be attractive.” Another, on similar lines, asserted, “Please not him, his face annoys me so much.” Meanwhile, one said, “The casting for the new Barbie movie is all wrong Ryan Gosling as Ken???????? Margot Robbie as Barbie???” And, another concluded, “I'm not certain that Ryan Gosling has the emotional range to play a Ken doll.”
I've heard when they need someone to stand in for a block of wood, they call Ryan Gosling— Rob Marconi (@RobMarconi3) October 22, 2021
Ehhhhhh no. If anyone should be Ken, it should be Henry Cavill.— Jacks is staying 🏠 (@Complainer81) October 22, 2021
Glad it isn’t Ryan Reynolds.— norajane (@norajane) October 22, 2021
So weird that a guy would want to be paid millions of dollars to pretend to date Margot Robbie. Definitely breaking news.— JulianHackle (@HackleJulian) October 23, 2021
Margot will be carrying per usual— Dominik (@paper_gangsta87) October 22, 2021
Ken is supposed to be attractive— pooksi (Tayriana's Version) (@pooksi1989) October 22, 2021
please not him, his face annoys me so much— °⟆@ጣ° |☀️ᦓꪮꪶꪖ᥅ ρꪮ᭙ꫀ᥅☀️ (@multifandomboix) October 22, 2021
The casting for the new Barbie movie is all wrong😭 Ryan Gosling as Ken???????? Margot Robbie as Barbie??? pic.twitter.com/XJ3bU31LBC— Rylee (@ryleehutch) October 23, 2021
I'm not certain that Ryan Gosling has the emotional range to play a Ken doll.— skribe (@skribe) October 23, 2021
The entire movie sounds like a colossal mistake.— Lisa (@KissMySass0606) October 22, 2021