Mattel and Warner Bros. announced yesterday that Margot Robbie will portray Barbie in the upcoming live-action movie.
Margot said, “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 honored 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.”
Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway had previously been connected to play Barbie.
“Barbie” is expected to come out sometime in 2020.
Source: NY Daily News