Yes, That Greta Gerwig-Margot Robbie Barbie Movie Is Actually Happening

Not solely is the Barbie film taking place, however the director-star pairing of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie couldn’t be higher.

We first reported in late 2016 {that a} big-screen adaptation of Mattel’s basic toy (now identified for her outdated and unrealistic magnificence perfect) was within the works. Sony had already commissioned and chucked completely different ideas, together with one crafted by Diablo Cody and one other meant to star Amy Schumer.

Then in July 2019, news broke that filmmaking companions Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who generally, however not all the time, collaborate, had been employed to attempt to beat a narrative out of the world-famous IP that’s beloved by some and scorned by others for the body image havoc it has brought about.

At that time, the studio was organising the movie as a automobile for Robbie.

Now, there’s not solely motion on the venture however an announcement that Gerwig will direct. Talking with British Vogue, Robbie stated she was conscious a Barbie movie “comes with loads of nostalgic baggage” and that some are desirous to criticize, however listening to that Gerwig is writing and directing often will get folks to clam up. (Selection independently confirmed that Gerwig is ready for the director’s chair on this one.)

No phrase but on who will probably be enjoying Ken. (Editor’s be aware: Please be Adam Driver.) 

Gerwig beforehand directed Little Girls and Girl Hen and co-directed the aughts time capsule Nights and Weekends with Joe Swanberg. Gerwig and Baumbach, who’re home companions of roughly a decade and oldsters of a younger son, have collaborated on two different screenplays, Frances Ha and Mistress America. Gerwig additionally co-starred in Greenberg, which was co-written by Baumbach and his then-wife Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Earlier than the plastic commodity involves life, the couple might want to full filming White Noise, during which Gerwig stars reverse Driver. Baumbach is adapting the lit main fave written by Don DeLillo in 1985, giving rise to expressions comparable to SIMUVAC and The Airborne Toxic Event. 

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PaulLeBlanc is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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