First Look: Margot Robbie As Barbie Driving In Her Pink Car
The doll-inspired rom-com also stars Ryan Gosling as Ken.
Warner Bros has shared the first photo of Margot Robbie as Barbie.
The 31-year-old actress is to take on the role of the iconic Mattel doll in the upcoming movie Barbie, which is set to be released in July 2023.
Alongside an image of the Bombshell star pictured in her hot pink sports car, Warner Bros wrote on Instagram: "#BARBIE July 21, 2023! Only in theaters!"
Robbie will be joined by Ryan Gosling in the upcoming rom-com with the La La Land actor as Barbie's boyfriend Ken.
Barbie was created by late businesswoman Ruth Handler in 1959 and while Barbie has since gone on to inspire a slew of animated movies — and appeared in Disney Pixar's 'Toy Story' series — this is the first time she will be brought to life in a live-action movie on the big screen.
Directed by Greta Gerwig (Little Women), who co-wrote the script with her partner Noah Baumbach, the movie also stars America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Alexandra Shipp, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, and And Just Like That's actor Hari Nef.
Little is known about the plot of the film, but insiders say that there is a meta aspect to the story that involves a toy company.
Robbie previously teased fans that it will be "totally different" from whatever they may expect.
She told The Hollywood Reporter in 2020: "Something like Barbie where the [intellectual property], the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like 'Whatever you're thinking, we're going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn't know you wanted!' "
Barbie' is slated to premiere in the US on July 21, 2023. — BANG SHOWBIZ