Warner Bros. Pictures has finally shared a small first look at Margot Robbie playing Barbie in a new movie.
Barbie was originally put into development in 2014 and went through many delays, that other films might not have come out of. The project was moved from Sony to Warner Bros., and names like Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway were in talks to star before finally settling on Margot Robbie as the title character in 2019.
The First Photo of Margot Robbie As Barbie Will Amaze You
Robbie will star as Barbie, while Ryan Gosling is set to play her well-known partner, Ken. Other cast members include Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, America Ferrara, Michael Cera, and Issa Rae, among many others. Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) have penned the script, and Gerwig serves as director.
Warner Bros. confirmed Barbie will arrive in theaters on July 21, 2023.
As far as first impressions go, this Barbie image promises good things for the film. Robbie Is clearly perfect for the part, with her bright smile and blonde locks. She already seemed like excellent casting, but this picture cements it. The pink set – car included – fits with the signature Barbie style and suggests the film will maintain the overall look of the long-running toy line.