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Live-action “Barbie” film announces release date, shares first photo of Margot Robbie in title role


Warner Bros Pictures announced that the upcoming live-action ‘Barbie’ film, starring Margot Robbie in the title role, will debut in theaters on July 21, 2023. The studio made the announcement on Twitter alongside the first photo of Robbie as Barbie, shown driving a pink convertible and smiling for the camera in the photo.

Based on the iconic Mattel doll brand of the same name, Barbie will be directed by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird).  Gerwig co-wrote the script with her partner Noah Baumbach. Robbie serves as producer, along with Tom Ackerley, Robbie Brenner and David Heyman.

Along with Robbie, the cast of Barbie includes Ryan Gosling as Ken, as well as Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Simu Liu and Emma Mackey.

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