It nonetheless takes a bit getting used to the truth that A) a live-action Barbie movie has chewed by means of plenty of scripts, filmmakers and potential actors, B) had scored the likes of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling to star and C) exists in any respect. Exist it does, nonetheless, and now America Ferrera can also be aboard.
Greta Gerwig (additionally eyebrow-raising) is directing the movie, which she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach (eyebrows now someplace within the ionosphere). As Deadline‘s report reminds us, the plot is an entire thriller proper now, so we don’t know what Gerwig, Baumbach and Robbie (who’s a producer right here) are cooking up, nevertheless it will not be a simple cash-grab toy tie-in. At the least, we do not assume so…
That veil of secrecy additionally means there’s zero info on what function Ferrera will play, and all we actually know proper now could be that Robbie is starring as the primary character and Gosling’s Ken. Can all of them produce one thing as entertaining as Pixar’s imaginative and prescient of Barbie and Ken, as seen within the Toy Story movies? We’ll discover out when this one arrives, most likely subsequent yr.
As for Ferrera, she has WeWork sequence WeCrashed due on Apple TV+ subsequent month and is placing items collectively to direct her first movie, I Am Not Your Excellent Mexican Daughter.