A live-action Barbie movie has been in the works for quite some time. At first, comedian Amy Schumer was pegged to star as an imperfect doll living in a Barbie world, but the actress dropped the project in 2017 due to scheduling conflicts. “I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen,” she said at the time.
Though we’re sad the movie won’t be starring Schumer, the film has the perfect new producer and leading lady: Margot Robbie, who is set to play the iconic doll. In an interview about the casting, she said, “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. 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.”
As Vogue pointed out, Barbie has been accused of promoting unrealistic beauty standards over the years, but based on Robbie’s statement, her focus seems to be on Barbie’s brains, not body. We look forward to learning more about the movie’s plot and release date. In the meantime, all we can do now is just sit back and keep watching Barbie vlogs on YouTube.