Comedian Amy Schumer was cast as Barbie back in 2016 but was
later forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. While Anne Hathaway was then
reported to be next in line for the role, shapeshifting star Robbie who will be
taking up the mantle of playing the world’s most famous doll.
Robbie’s career to date has seen her morph both physically and emotionally across a wide range of roles, from Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to Queen Elizabeth
I in the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots. The Oscar-winning I, Tonya was Robbie’s first effort as both a producer and actress. Its success and subversion of the story suggests that Robbie will be able to do something interesting and unexpected with
the upcoming project.
In a statement, Robbie said she was 'honoured to take on this role that I
believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children.' She added that
playing with a Barbie doll 'promotes confidence, curiosity and communication'.
The film currently has no title, director or release date.
However, with Ocean’s 8 scribe Olivia Milch working on the script and Robbie now on board, you can expect that to soon change.
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