After making an impressive debut in the MCU superhero world, Simu Liu is now back to finding his next project which is quite interesting. He is rumored to be joining the Barbie live-action film project.
Simu Liu will join the newly recruited America Ferrera. Previously, it was confirmed that the role of Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie, will play Barbie, and Blade Runner 2049 star Ryan Gosling will play the iconic character, Ken.
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The film is directed by Greta Gerwig based on a script she wrote with her longtime partner, Noah Buambach. The film itself will be based on the back story of the popular doll. Barbie is expected to begin production in early 2022 at Warner Brothers’ Studio Leavesden in London, and is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2023.
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Although there are many rumors circulating, very little is known about Barbie’s plot. A while ago, Margot Robbie teased that the film would be “something completely different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted”. Robbie’s production company LuckyChap, which is behind the provocative and innovative success of Promising Young Woman, will produce the film. So, the dynamic combination of Gerwig and Robbie certainly promises a completely original story for the Mattel doll.
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Mentioned to be a family comedy film that has nuances such as Splash, Big, and Enchanted, this live-action project is rumored to be about Barbie’s land with perfection. However, among all that there is a woman who slowly realizes that she does not have the appropriate criteria in the country. He was eventually exiled from the land of Barbie and traveled to the real world. There he realized that being unique was both a gift and an asset.
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Barbie was originally developed by Sony Pictures over the last few years, with Amy Schumer and later Anne Hathaway as the main stars. But then the project was abandoned and taken over by Warner Bros. which began to intensively approach and negotiate with Mattel.
FYI, Barbie is a well-known brand with sales of more than 3 million USD per year worldwide. The concept of the doll was first launched in 1959 by El Segundo. For more than 5 decades, Barbie dolls have had more than 150 characters, including royal princesses, presidents, mermaids, and movie stars.
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