Let’s party Barbie! Trailer for the eagerly awaited Barbie movie has been released, featuring the first footage of Margot Robbie as the famous fashion doll. This is a teaser of Robbie as Barbie, smiling at a group young girls and a younger, more shinier Barbie. “Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been dolls, but the dolls were always and forever. Baby dolls until…” Helen Mirren narrates the preview, which introduces the film as an adventure set after Barbie disrupts the tradition of girls playing with dolls and also highlights Ryan Gosling as Ken and Simu Liu. Greta Gerwig directs Robbie in a satirical spoof of the 1959 doll.
“People immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted,'”Robbie shared his thoughts with the Hollywood Reporter. She said that she hopes the film will succeed. “provoke a thoughtful conversation.”Ryan Gosling plays Ken, Will Ferrell and Issa Rae. Kate McKinnon, Simu Lu, Michael Cera, America Ferreras, Ncuti Gatwas Emerald Fennell, Rhea Perryman, Kingsley Ben-Adir are also part of the all-star cast. Ferrell, who plays a Mattel CEO in the film, said that it is a “remarkable” film. “the ultimate example of high art and low art” “an amazing comment on male patriarchy and women in society.”
After being in the works with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody in 2015, Barbie was moved to Amy Schumer in 2016, who would star and co-write the film. She quit the film in 2017, stating that she was unhappy with her decision. “They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it.” Before Robbie, Anne Hathaway was set to star in the film, which fell through. Gerwig was invited to join the cast of Suicide Squad’s star Suicide Squad. Another Mattel adaptation is planned to follow, a take on Polly Pocket directed and written by Lena Dunham with Lily Collins. Dunham confirmed this in October that she is still writing the script. Mattel’s Masters of the Universe is in development, as well as Hot Wheels. Robbie, who stars in Babylon with Brad Pitt, will be next seen in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City along Scarlett Johansson and Tilda. Barbie will hit theaters in July 2023.