The talented and beautiful Margot Robbie has been asked to play the role of Barbie in the upcoming Mattel and Warner Bros. live-action movie.


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In a statement, Margot says, “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery.  Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”



“Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen.  We look forward to building on this collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as we tell the stories of our beloved brands. Mattel Films is on a path to demonstrate the enormous potential of our brand portfolio, as we continue to execute on our strategy of transforming Mattel into an IP-driven, high performing toy company,” says Ynon Kreiz, who is the Chairman and CEO of Mattel.



Amy Schumer was originally supposed to play the role of Barbie in the upcoming live-action film and according to Entertainment Tonight,“A source told ET in December 2016 that the plot would involve Barbie getting kicked out of Barbieland for not being “perfect enough,”and her then embarking on an adventure in the real world.”  It was in July of 2017 that Amy announced that she’d be dropping out because of scheduling conflicts, “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts.  The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”


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Entertainment Tonight explains, “According to a press release, this marks the brand’s first ever live-action feature film, as well as the first announced deal out of Mattel’s newly-established Mattel Films, led by Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner.”  


If Margot can take on roles like Harley Quinn and even Tonya Harding, Barbie will be a breeze, hopefully!


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