Margot Robbie is looking to inject some good into the world in “Barbie”.
Robbie, 29, touched on the upcoming live-action movie when speaking with Variety‘s Marc Malkin. “I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world,” Robbie said. “And a chance to be aspirational for younger kids.”
A “Barbie” live-action movie has been in the works for decades with little progress. In 1986, a Barbie movie was reportedly planned by Cannon Films but nothing ever came of it.
In August of 2015, Sony Pictures slated the “Barbie” movie for a June 2, 2017 release date. Amy Schumer was originally set to star in it but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Anne Hathaway was cast in the titular role in mid-2017 but eventually dropped out as well. Margot Robbie was eventually confirmed as the lead character.
The film has also gone through a number of writers, such as Diablo Cody, and directors, like Alethea Jones. Earlier this month, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach were announced as the film’s scriptwriters and Gerwig is in contention to direct the project.
Robbie will next star in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” alongside heavy-hitters Leonardo DiCaprio, Dakota Fanning, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino. It premieres July 26 in theatres.