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Robbie to play Barbie

Margot Robbie could be living in a Barbie world very soon. The Australian actress is hotly-tipped to star as the world’s most famous doll with Warner Bros. reportedly hoping to bring Barbie to life in a live-action movie.

It’s said that Margot, 28, is in talks with the Hollywood studio, who have reportedly taken over from Sony after several failed attempts to get the ‘Barbie’ project off the ground since 2014.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Margot would not only star in the lead role, but would also produce the film under her production company LuckyChap.

Margot would be in good company as ‘Wonder Woman’ director, Patty Jenkins, is also rumoured to join the project. It’s reported that scriptwriters are toying with the idea of a feminist direction for the story, using Barbie to promote positive body image and identity.Margot’s involvement comes after Amy Schumer was previously linked to the film but reportedly dropped out due to scheduling issues. The comedienne was then thought to have been replaced by Anne Hathaway but it seems she may have also dropped out.Sony tried to get the ball rolling by setting a release date for June 29 but that was significantly pushed back to May 8, 2020. Toy company Mattel are said to have reclaimed the rights to Barbie earlier this year hence Warner Bros.’s alleged talks with the brand, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Until she officially signs on, Margot will next be seen in a very different film. The actress will star as Elizabeth I in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, which is set for release in 2019 and could earn her another Oscar nomination. Metro


 

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