So far, 24 major stars have been confirmed for the already celebrity-filled cast of Warner Bros.’s live-action Barbie movie set to hit theaters on July 21, 2023. The long list of celebrities confirmed for the Barbie movie includes Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Alexandra Shipp, and Emma Mackey. The film was announced back in 2009 by Universal Pictures with a straight-to-DVD release scheduled for late 2019. In January 2020, Mattel announced that the film had been greenlit by Warner Bros. with a new release date of July 21, 2023 set There is no word yet on who will play Barbie herself but Margot Robbie has said she’s “honored” to have been offered the role. The pop culture icon has been around since 1959. The first Barbie doll sold for $3 and was so popular that it outsold the combined sales of all the other toys at that time. Barbie is one of the most famous dolls of all time. One in three girls and one in seven boys have played with a Barbie doll at some point in their life.
Who is in the cast?
- Margot Robbie as Barbie
- Ryan Gosling as Ken
- Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel
- America Ferrera
- Kate McKinnon
- Ariana Greenblatt
- Alexandra Shipp
- Emma Mackey
- Michael Cera
- Rhea Perlman
- Emerald Fennell
- Sharon Rooney
- Scott Evans
- Ana Cruz Kayne
- Connor Swindells
- Ritu Arya
- Jamie Demetriou
- Marisa Abela
The film is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2023, in the United States and also in the United Kingdom by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Barbie doll has been around since 1959 with multiple editions, such as the Barbie Dreamhouse, Barbie Vacation, and the Barbie World. She is one of the most famous dolls of all time with sales in the billions. The current version is called American Girl and comes in a variety of skin tones, from black to Hispanic and Asian. The only Barbies left are from Mattel’s Aloha series — which feature Hawaiian girls who are “child slaves” — but Mattel no longer makes those Barbies for sale. This Film will be the first live-action barbie film after several animated films and television specials. The first Barbie film was made in 2001. Currently, there are three animated feature-length Barbie films: Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007), Barbie and the Diamond Castle (2008), and Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (2011). In addition to this is a 24-part TV series titled “Barbie as The Island Princess”, released in 2006; a direct-to-video release.
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What is the film about?
The Barbie movie is described as an “adventurous comedy.” According to Variety, the story will center on a woman who is kicked out of Barbieland for being “less than perfect.” She then sets off to find true happiness and lands in the real world. Ryan Gosling will play the woman’s love interest in the film. The film has just as many male celebrities as it does female stars, but the story and visuals are meant to be gender-neutral, according to Variety. As of right now, there is no official plot synopsis for the movie, although the Barbie Movie Facebook page has revealed this long list of celebrity characters that will star in the anticipated live-action film.
What fans are expecting from the film?
Fans expect the Barbie film to be filled with celebrity cameos and great music. They also hope the movie will appeal to a broad audience, not just young girls. Since the news of a Barbie film was announced in 2009, expectations have been high. The thought of a Barbie movie has caused some people to roll their eyes but others are eagerly awaiting the chance to see their childhood idol on the big screen.
What is the target audience?
The adult target audience for the film is assumed to be young women. The film has been described as a “female-centric adventure.” The movie will not only star females but will also feature plenty of male characters. Celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, and Emma Mackey are all major parts of the film. The majority of the cast are women but some men have been cast as well.
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