Very confirmed: after several suspicions and rumors, Margot Robbie finally stated that she will not only play Barbie in the famous doll’s live-action, but also act as producer on the plot. The project is by Warner Bros. and the actress has already commented on the project to Variety:
“Playing with a Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey towards self-discovery. With almost 60 years in the market, Barbie has enabled children to imagine themselves in roles of aspiring from princess to president. I am very 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 “.
Toby Emmerich, President of the Warner Bros Pictures Group, also gave a voice: “This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon and Mattel Films, and Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a way new and relevant to today’s audience. “
Ynon Kreiz, president and CEO of Mattel, also said: “Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring it to life on the big screen.”
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