In fact, the star-studded cast just keeps getting better and better: we have Emma Mackey, her Sex Education alumni Ncuti Gatwa (AKA the new Doctor Who), Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, And Just Like That actor Hari Nef and Will Ferrell also joining the film. What is actually going on?
Here’s everything we know about the Barbie film so far, including plot, cast, release date, and trailer.
What is Barbie about?
The plot for the upcoming film is currently anyone’s guess but back in 2021, Margot Robbie herself revealed more details that suggests that all of fans expectations should go out of the window.
In the with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor revealed that the film is going to give audience “the thing you didn’t know you wanted.”
She went on to say that the plot will defy assumptions we might all have had about the character of Barbie — which we hope means that she won’t be seen through the male gaze.
Oh, cryptic, Margot, very cryptic.
The A-lister has also previously commented on the responsibility that comes with playing the role: “It comes with a lot of baggage!” she told British Vogue in 2021. ”And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it. People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…'”
Who will star in Barbie?
As we already revealed above, there’s plenty of iconic celebs joining the cast, but it’s unclear as to what their actual roles will be.
What we do know is that Margot Robbie is starring as Barbie and producing the project via her LuckyChap banner alongside LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley. Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner and Paddington producer David Heyman are also producing.