except: After already landing A-list for her next Barbie pictureand Warner Bros. And Mattel has stepped up by rounding out the cast with some high-level talent. Sources tell Deadline that Kingsley Ben AdairAnd Rhea PerlmanAcademy Award winner Ncuti Gatwa Emerald VinylSharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Anna Cruz Kane, Conor Swindells, Ritu Arya and Jimmy Demetriou. They join a cast that includes Margot Robbie, who will star in the title role, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon, Simo Liu, Ariana Greenblatt, Emma Mackie, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Harry Nef and Will Ferrell.
Greta Gerwig directs and co-writes the script with Noah Baumbach.
Plot details are unknown, but given Gerwig’s record as a director, one would expect that this would not be your model for a doll story. Robbie is producing the film under the LuckyChap Entertainment production label, along with Tom Ackerley, director of LuckyChap. Robbie Brenner will also produce through Mattel, as well as David Heyman via Heyday Films. Josie McNamara of LuckyChap and Winon Craze of Mattel are executive producers.
The pic will be released worldwide sometime in 2023.
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