Everything We Know About Margot Robbie’s Barbie Film

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Barbie films were the ultimate obsessions of our childhood.

Whether you were a Barbie and the Nutcracker stan, Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses gal, or a Barbie of Swan Lake fan, everyone had a favourite. But despite most of the films being released around 20 years ago, they still hold just as much importance today.

Even as their intend fanbase has grown up, their love of the iconic films has never faded. So it just makes sense that someone decided to make a new Barbie film but this time with a difference.

The upcoming Barbie film is set to be the iconic dolls first ever live action film.

Considering Mattel’s iconic doll was released in 1959, this being the first real life version of her is a massive deal.

The honour of being the first ever Barbie has gone to Margot Robbie, who looks stunning in the first photos from the film. Ken will be played by Ryan Gosling, and if you’re thinking, “wow that’s a star studded line-up,” you haven’t even heard the half of it.

Also starring in the film will be America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp (who all House of Anubis fans should be excited to see), Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Will Ferrell, Ncuti Gatwa, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya, Jamie Demetriou.

Woah…it can’t more star-stud-oh no wait it can.

Rumoured to be appearing in the film is Dua Lipa, Nicola Coughlan, and Saoirse Ronan. Yep so basically EVERYONE!


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We’ll be waiting a while to see it, as the films release date isn’t until the 21st of July 2023.

And while that wait seems long, it’s nothing compared to how long avid fans have been waiting. Development on a live-action Barbie film started in 2009…OVER TEN YEARS AGO.

Since then the project has changed production companies, writers, stars, and more about a million times. The current film is written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the genius behind Mistress America, and Little Women.

The plot has yet to be confirmed, but the original premise, was a fish out of water story. Where a Barbie gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough, and enters the real world. But this plot was confirmed before Greta took over the project, so it might have changed.

One things for sure, we cannot wait to see it!