Barbie added Marisa Abela as the latest member of the Mattel film. Deadline reports that Margot Robbie’s big dream house will make way for another in Greya Gerwig’s highly anticipated project. The cast is already stacked with Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Micheal Cera, Hari New, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Alexandra Shipp all inked to appear. Whether Barbie was nothing more than these stars in wild costumes hanging around, so people would always be up for seeing it. As always, Warner Bros. keep an eye on the plot of this movie. This scarcity of context has led to incredible fan art and posts on Barbie. It doesn’t hurt that the studio cleverly sows images of Robbie and her co-stars in iconic looks from doll history.
“Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen,” said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, to the fans when the movie was officially announced. “We look forward to continuing this collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as we tell the stories of our beloved brands. Mattel Films is well on its way to demonstrating the enormous potential of our brand portfolio as we continue to execute on our strategy of transforming Mattel into a high-performing, IP-driven toy company.”
Empire Magazine actually sat down with Emma Mackey to discuss how this massive cast came to know each other. She says the tone of this movie will be as bright and fun as the internet hopes.
“Early on, we had a sleepover for the Barbies, which involved playing games with Scott. [Evans] and Ncuti [Gatwa]”, Mackey explained of the process. Then things turned to table tennis. “I don’t play games in general, because I get so competitive and angry. But Scott and I were leading the game. It’s great to do comedy, because Emily was a sad, dark drama. Barbie is light and funny and silly and American and pink.”
Mackey said of her work with Gerwig: “She’s everything I could have ever dreamed of. She’s so invested and precise, and so childishly delighted with what she does. Scorsese said: ‘Never lose the l lover in you. I see Greta behind her monitor laughing, and she’ll be referring to something very particular and it will all make sense at that point. His mind is sparkling all the time. I love being with these kind of people.
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