The film will be released as planned in July 2023.
American film studio Warner Bros. has unveiled Margot Robbie as "Barbie" for the first time. Images of the 31-year-old Australian actress as Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumback's main character in the film were published on the company's official Twitter account.
Robbie "brings the iconic Mattel doll to life" in a photo in pink, taking the driver's seat in the famous convertible, dressed in traditional Barbie-style "doll clothes." Within a day, the post had 80,000 likes, 20,000 reposts and almost 1,000 comments.
At Warner Bros. indicated that the release of the upcoming film, as planned, will take place in July 2023. The film will only be released in cinemas. Joining Robbie in the film are Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell and Issa Rae.
Greta Gerwig is known for the projects Little Women, Lady Brad and Jackie, and the script for Barbie was written by the producer of Ocean's 8. The script for the upcoming film is still being kept under wraps. Initially, they wanted to “revive” Barbie for a feature film back in 2014. Mattel partnered with the Sony film company, and Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway were considered for the role of the doll. In 2019, a contract was signed with Warner Bros.