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Margot Robbie As Live-Action ‘Barbie’ Will Ensure ‘Life In Plastic Is Fantastic’
By Izza Sofia, 09 Jan 2019
Images via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com and JuliaGrin / Shutterstock.com
Margot Robbie will be playing the iconic doll in upcoming live-action movie Barbie.
Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich said the film is the great start to its partnership with Mattel Films. Emmerich described Robbie as the “ideal actress” to play the role of ‘Barbie’ as she is “fresh and relevant” to present-day audiences.
Robbie not only stars in, but also co-produces this movie under LuckyChap Entertainment, together with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara. The actress said she is honored to play the iconic doll, which has been empowering children around the world.
When she was young, playing with the doll had instilled confidence and curiosity in the actress. Robbie hopes to continue creating a positive impact by doing the classic character justice under this project.
Barbie the movie will be the first deal to come from Mattel Films, which is Mattel’s newly-established project led by producer Robbie Brenner. Chairman and CEO of Mattel Ynon Kreiz said the company is pleased to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Robbie to bring one of the most iconic franchises to the big screen.
Kreiz added that Mattel Films is looking forward to working together with Warner Bros. in the future to “tell the stories of [its] beloved brands.”
[via Variety, opening image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com and JuliaGrin / Shutterstock.com]
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