Director Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, adds Superstore star America Ferrera to her cast.
America Ferrera joins the cast of Warner Bros. and Mattel’s Barbie film, starring opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Directed and co-written by Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, the live-action film will center around Mattel children’s toys, with Robbie as Barbie and Gosling as Ken. The live-action film adaptation of the beloved doll has been underway for several years, with stars such as Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway previously linked to the lead role.
Now according to Deadline, Superbutik star Ferrera is set to take part in the upcoming live action Barbie movie. Robbie will be producing the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner along with LuckyChaps co-founder Tom Ackerley. Although Ferrera is scheduled to join the cast, the specific details of her role and the film’s plot are still kept hidden. Besides Ferreras casting announcement for the upcoming Warner Bros. movie, she will also make her acting directorial debut New York Times bestselling novel, I’m not your perfect Mexican daughterby Erika L. Sánchez.
Barbie will mark the first live-action film release from Mattel Films, with Robbie Brenner producing through Mattel’s film production department. The long-awaited film adaptation of the children’s toy will not be the first to premiere on the big screen, with previous major films for franchises such as Transform, GI Joeand Trolls have all received major feature film adaptations. Last year, Lena Dunham also announced that she will be directing one live-action movie based on 90s toys Polly Pocket. Although specific plot details for Ferrara’s role have not been released, the film is slated for a theatrical release in 2023. With Gerwig on board to direct her third feature film after her previous film, many can expect the live-action portrayal of the popular doll will follow the same success.
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