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Greta Gerwig’s Barbie Movie to Function Several Kens and Barbies

It was reported at Cannes that Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, and Hari Nef will all be playing various variations of Barbie, each with various Kens.

Margot Robbie will be among numerous Barbies in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, this according to breaking news coming out of Cannes. The New york city Times press reporter Kyle Buchanan has actually found out at the prominent celebration that the movie will likewise present Issa Rae (Insecure) and Hari Nef (Transparent) as various variations of Barbie. Naturally, this likewise indicates that Ryan Gosling will not be the only live-action Ken in the movie, as word is Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings) and Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) will likewise be playing alternate Kens.

What hasn’t been exposed is a summary, so the plot stays uncertain beyond the addition of numerous Kens and Barbies. Possibly this is an indication that Gerwig will be going a bit meta with the story by acknowledging how there have actually been various variations of the Barbie dolls launched in shops over the years. With that stated, it’s not unexpected to see that element makes its method into the live-action movie, however it stays to be seen how this will come together in a cohesive method.


For what it deserves, Simu Liu stated he was drawn to the story by its remarkable movie script, so that’s a great indication for what Gerwig wants. The star had actually been fielding through possible task chances with his representatives when one simply occurred to recommend pursuing Barbie. Liu recognized that this one may be something unique based upon how the representative had actually explained the script to him.

“He literally said this verbatim,” Liu stated, per GQ. “He was like, ‘If I could stake my career on any one script, it’s the Barbie script. I really think you should do it.’”

Exposing how he discussed his experience with a hip-hop dance group from college throughout his audition, Liu included, “Greta was talking about how much she loved watching men dance, because it’s such an expression of artistry you’re not used to seeing from typical men. She audibly guffawed, she giggle-screamed – and then I got the part.”

Greta Gerwig directs Barbie utilizing a movie script by Noah Baumbach. A variety of other names have actually likewise been revealed for the cast, and it may make one marvel if any others are going to end up being other Kens and Barbies. The movie likewise stars Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Michael Cera, and Will Ferrell. Likewise included are Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya, and Jamie Demetriou.

Margot Robbie Guarantees to Overturn Expectations With Barbie

Margot Robbie has actually likewise teased some surprises with where Greta Gerwig is taking Barbie. In previous interview with THR, she described how they understand most people will be anticipating a particular kind of movie with the Barbie adjustment and the objective is to do something totally unanticipated.

“We like the things that feel a little left of center,” she stated. “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people right away have a concept of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I understand what that is,’ however our objective is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re believing, we’re going to offer you something absolutely various — the important things you didn’t understand you desired.’”

She included, “Now, can we truly honor the IP and the fan base and also surprise people? Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders.”

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