Barbie is back and she’s ready to take on the world! Barbie has been around for more than 50 years, but this time she’s not just a doll. She’s an actress with her own movie. And it looks like she’ll be taking Hollywood by storm in 2019!
The film will follow Barbie as she leaves Barbieland behind to go on an adventure in the real world. Along the way, she discovers that life isn’t all about glamour and fame – there are some things that matter more than others.
Everything We Know So Far About The Barbie Film
According to sources, both Margot Robbie and Warner Bros. are working on a film based on the world-famous fashion doll after the success of “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
This post was recently reviewed and is still accurate as of May 20, 2021.
You may argue anything you want about Barbie, but you can’t deny that this toy line is one of Mattel’s most successful, if not the most successful, in the history of the world-renowned toymaker.
Both Margot Robbie, her film company Lucky Chaps, and Warner Bros. are reportedly getting ready to make a movie based on the renowned fashion doll soon.
However, the plot, release date, and even filming are all unconfirmed at this time. However, in order to keep you all up to speed on the most recent scoops and juicy details that we’ve obtained for both fans and haters, we’ll do our best.
What’s The Backstory Behind The Barbie Movie?
If you believe it, the Barbie film has been in negotiations for a long time. That’s right! The film’s original script, written by Sony, intended to include Amy Schumer before Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie was announced as a cast member by Variety.
Sony tried to recruit Anne Hathaway to play Barbie after that, but it appears they were eventually abandoned. Additionally, Australian Alethea Jones, who is best recognized for her YouTube channel Fun Mom Dinner, was in negotiations to direct the film.
There was even a period when Diablo Cody (Juno) was called in to write the script until she hit a professional writers block. Cody added, ‘Dude, I’ve never even written an initial draft. That project was a failure for me. I had no capacity to write a Barbie script whatsoever. God knows I tried.”
Sony gave up on their Barbie project after offering nothing new on the table. Somehow, Sony agreed to give Mattel the rights to the project, though no one knows why. But, according to the plaintiffs, they have now arrived at Warner Bros.’ doorstep.
Who Will Write The Script For Barbie?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have both signed on to write the script for the Barbie film.
Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach to collaborate on a Barbie film with Margot Robbie, according to reports.
Greta Gerwig was nominated for Best Director for ‘Lady Bird’ in 2018, as well as the box-office hit ‘Little Women,’ which she directed.
The First Movie For Mattel’s Barbie Is To Be A Film Adaptation.
Mattel has been attempting to branch out from its core business of toy manufacturing for a long time. After Hasbro’s Transformers and Lego were made into successful films, it was only a matter of time before Mattel attempted to enter the film industry with its most popular property to date. Since the firm has been working hard to make the product appear relevant again, after seeing a decline in sales about a decade ago, a live-action film that too may provide the franchise with much-needed exposure.
Mattel decided to launch Mattel Films last fall, with the aim of bringing not only Barbie to the big screen, but also other brands like Masters of the Universe and Hot Wheels.
Mattel’s new CEO John Lasseter said, “I’m delighted to be joining a world-famous brand with a long history of innovation and creativity.”
The company’s CEO Ynon Kreiz stated that Mattel is “on a path to demonstrate the enormous potential of our brand portfolio and transform itself into an IP-driven, high-performing With Margot Robbie in the cast, it appears that we may be getting closer to that long-awaited Barbie film. On a more intriguing note, Robbie was the producers’ first choice to portray the hero before Schumer agreed to star in the adaption.
What Is The Film’s Subject?
Sorry, we’re not aware of anything. The supposed tale was to center on the eponymous figure, who is expelled from Barbieland for not being perfect enough during the creation of Barbie. Now that Mattel and Warner Bros. have acquired the rights, there’s a good possibility we’ll see a rewrite of the script.
When’s The Release Date?
For years, the film’s release date was set for 2020 after Anne Hathaway signed on to star. Now that the rights have been transferred to a new studio and a new lead actor has been cast, things are in flux for now. When the epidemic put a halt to numerous film and TV series productions, the debut date is even more uncertain.
Mattel originally introduced Barbie as a new line of their toy products in 1959. According to American businesswoman Ruth Handler, her design was supposedly inspired by a German doll known as Bild Lilli.
Barbie has long been a component of the toy fashion doll industry. The doll character has glamoured the faces of lunchboxes, coloring books, and has even starred in a number of animated films, specials, and whatnot over the years.
Barbie has been portrayed in a variety of occupations, including princesses, astronauts, firefighters, game designers, and even the President of the United States.
However, the fashion doll has also generated a number of debates, such as the everyday ‘body image’ problem where girls who mimic the doll’s form become anorexic. Another issue that came up in the discussion was a lack of diversity, poor influence, and safety concerns.
Despite this, the doll has a large following among young girls and has attempted to adapt as needed. Mattel first promoted a ‘Shero’ campaign in 2015, with the initial-ever “Shero” campaign. Dolls in the likeness of prominent women such as Naomi Osaka, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Eva Chen, and Ava DuVernay have been given out as a result of this campaign.
The company went even further in 2016 when it launched a line of Barbies with alternative body types, different skin tones, and additional haircuts to offer a more natural representation of the world we live in today.