It’s finally happening! Warner Bros. and Mattel is bringing Barbie to the big screen and Margot Robbie will portray the live-action version of our favorite doll.
“This project is a great start to our partnership with [Ynon Kreiz] and Mattel Films. And Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today’s audiences,” Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group said in an interview with E! Online.
The Suicide Squad star is grateful to take the role as she believe that it will “have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.”
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” Robbie said.
Robbie is co-producing the movie under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner alongside his husband Tom Ackerley and business partner Josey McNamara.
Amy Schumer had previously been cast to portray Barbie, but she dropped out in 2017.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.” A Sony spokesperson said, “We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon,” Schumer said in a statement.
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