Comedy legend Will Ferrell will join Oscar nominee Margot Robbie in the upcoming live-action Warner Bros. pictures. Barbie a film based on the iconic Mattel toy doll franchise. Ferrell will also play alongside Ryan Gosling.big short), who will play the role of Ken.
In accordance with THR, the upcoming film is said to have a meta aspect that sees Ferrell playing the CEO of a toy company. While it is currently unknown if the toy company is Mattel, it certainly makes sense. leading star exits Apple TV comedy series Shrink next door with frequent collaborator Paul Rudd and recently filmed vigorous with Ryan Reynolds, who is also for Apple.
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live action Barbie the film will be hosted by Robbieme, Tonya, Suicide Squad), who also acts as a producer through her LuckyChap banner. The project will be directed by acclaimed director Greta Gerwig from a script she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach. Further details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but production is expected to begin sometime this year at Warner Bros. Leavesden studio in London. The studio is reportedly planning to release the film in 2023.
The film will also be produced by LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner, along with Josie McNamara and Inon Kreutz. This marks Robbie’s final collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures after starring as fan-favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn in the 2016 film. Suicide Squad2020s Predator birdsand 2021 Suicide Squad.
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Barbie originally developed at Sony over the past few years, with Amy Schumer and later Anne Hathaway initially in talks to star in the film, while Diablo Cody was also previously attached to write. However, development on the project was eventually outsourced to Mattel Films and Warner Bros. pictures.