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


                            Will Ryan Gosling play Ken in ‘Barbie’? Trolls say 'sounds like a colossal mistake'
Ryan Gosling is working on deal to play a role in the movie 'Barbie' (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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 poses in press room at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 04, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

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.

Actor Ryan Gosling attends 'First Man' photocall during 66th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

‘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.”

Director Ryan Gosling attends the "Lost River" photocall during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 



 

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