Ages ago, we reported on a Barbie movie and I just assumed that it would be forgotten, and we would all let out a collective sigh of relief that this train wreck of a movie won’t see the light of day. But I’ve been consistently wrong my whole life. Who knew? ViaVariety:
Warner Bros. and Mattel have partnered to bring Barbie to the big screen. Margot Robbie is set to portray the live-action version of the iconic doll.
“This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon and Mattel Films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “And Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today’s audiences.”
Robbie will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, alongside Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara from LuckyChap Entertainment.
Where do I begin? Look, this may turn out to be a great movie dissecting the roles of women in a society that portrays them as nothing more than sex symbols. Or it could be another I Feel Pretty. Only time will tell…