Margot Robbie Will Be Living In A Barbie World In The Upcoming Live-Action Barbie Movie

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Perfect. Casting.

The Barbie movie is finally happening, and the casting couldn't be any more perfect. Margot Robbie will be portraying the most iconic doll ever, and we've got no doubts that Margot Robbie as Barbie will show us just how fantastic life in plastic can be.

“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery,” the 28-year-old Australian actress said in a press release.

“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.”

 
 
 
 
 
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Margot will also be producing the film under her company LuckyChap Entertainment, along with her husband Tom Ackerley and their production partner Josey McNamara. The film will be released by Warner Brothers.

Margot Robbie as Barbie: Who else was supposed to play Barbie?

Amy Schumer was first cast to play Barbie in a movie produced by Sony Pictures, but the comedian had to give up the project over scheduling conflicts in March 2017.

"Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," she said in a statement. "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."

After Schumer left the project, Anne Hathaway was rumoured to play Barbie.

Schumer even expressed enthusiasm for the potential casting, captioning an Instagram selfie: "Hathaway smathaway jkjk she's perfect!! Can't wait to see it!"

 
 
 
 
 
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Sadly for those who were excited to see Anne Hathaway as Barbie, the project fell through, and Mattel took back the rights for the movie, later selling them to Warner Brothers.

"This project is a great start to our partnership with [Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz] 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."

We don't know about you, but we're uber excited to see Margot Robbie as Barbie, stepping out in those pink plastic heels we know so well. Watch this space for updates!

What do you think about Margot Robbie as Barbie? Who else could have played Barbie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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