Way back in 2017 (feels weird to say that) we told you that Amy Schumer was in talks to star in a live-action Barbie movie. She later dropped out, claiming her schedule was too busy. And ever since then, things have been pretty quiet in Barbieland.
But now that’s changing. Warner Bros. and Mattel have officially partnered together to bring Barbie to the big screen.
According to the reports, Margot Robbie will star in this live-action flick. She’s also set to co-produce, and it’s safe to say she’s extremely excited…
“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. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”
This live-action film is Mattel’s first announced deal to come out of their newly-established Mattel films. You can expect to see more partnerships between Mattel and Warner Bros. in the future, especially if this Barbie film performs well.
No word on a release date, but with filming not even being talked about at the moment, we have to believe it won’t hit theaters until at least late 2020 or 2021.