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By Shimron Singh | July 19th, 2023

Get ready to dust off your Barbie dream house and make room for the iconic doll’s big-screen debut! That’s right, a live-action Barbie movie is on its way, and it’s shaping up to be a star-studded affair. From Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the blonde bombshell to Ryan Gosling’s take on Ken, we’ve got all the juicy details about the highly anticipated film. So, grab your favorite Barbie outfit and come along as we explore everything you need to know about the upcoming movie!

Cast

The film boasts an all-star cast, with Margot Robbie taking on the lead role of Barbie and Ryan Gosling starring as Ken, her plastic partner. Will Ferrell plays the CEO of Mattel, the company that produces the Barbie doll, while the supporting cast includes a host of big names such as Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Helen Mirren.

 
 
 
 
 
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Plot

In the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, Margot Robbie portrays the titular character, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Along with her companion Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, Barbie travels to the human world and confronts harsh realities that challenge her idealized existence. The film offers a unique perspective on the intersection of fantasy and reality, with a wry tone reminiscent of acclaimed films like “The Truman Show”.

 
 
 
 
 
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Director

Greta Gerwig, known for her Oscar-nominated films Lady Bird and Little Women, is directing the film. She is also co-writing the screenplay with her partner Noah Baumbach.

 
 
 
 
 
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Production

The upcoming Barbie movie has been generating a lot of buzz and has had a long journey to its release. Amy Schumer was originally attached to star in the lead role, but creative differences led to her departure from the project. Margot Robbie was later confirmed to take on the role of Barbie in January 2019. The film is being produced by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Release date

The release date for the Barbie movie is set for 20 July 2023 in Hong Kong. The film’s preview was shown at CinemaCon 2023 in Las Vegas, where Gerwig spoke about her joyous experience filming the movie.

 
 
 
 
 
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Costumes and Sets

Greta Gerwig has hinted at Ryan Gosling’s Ken costumes, saying that the denim costume seen in previews is just one of many extraordinary looks he will wear in the movie. Margot Robbie has also hinted that the film will feature some Dreamhouses, and it will be everything you ever dreamed of.

Trailer

 
 
 
 
 
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Barbie has been an iconic doll for generations, and fans of the franchise can look forward to seeing her in a new light when the film hits theaters. With an all-star cast, a talented director, and a promising plot, the live-action Barbie movie is sure to be a hit.

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