After languishing in development for years, it seems the big screen live-action Barbie movie may finally see the light of day.
Margot Robbie is in early talks to star as the plastic wonder with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins in early negotiations to helm what’s being described as a family comedy.
The Barbie movie was originally announced back in 2014 and at various times, had Amy Schumer attached to star, then Anne Hathaway in talks for the role. While Schumer eventually backed out due to scheduling conflicts, Hathaway reportedly never entered final negotiations for the part. The project also moved studios, going from Sony and a 2020 release date to where it currently sits at Warner Bros.
No details on the plot have been released, however, when Schumer was attached to star, the movie was said to flip the classic Barbie mythology and put a contemporary spin on ideas of feminism and identity. The story will follow Barbie who has been kicked out of Barbieland because she doesn’t quite fit the mold of what a perfect Barbie should be like.
If she signs a deal, “Barbie” will be Patty Jenkins’ next project after “Wonder Woman 1984”. Robbie will next be seen in the period drama “Mary Queen Of Scots”.