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Ryan to act in ‘Barbie’

Published : 25 Oct 2021 08:34 PM | Updated : 27 Oct 2021 01:37 PM

Margot Robbie’s upcoming ‘Barbie’ movie has apparently bagged its Ken. According to reports Ryan Gosling is in the final stage of negotiations to play the iconic doll’s plastic love interest in Warner Bro’s new movie centred on Mattel’s classic toy line.

The live-action ‘Barbie’ movie will see Robbie star in the titular role, with ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Little Woman’ director Greta Gerwig helming the project. Gosling, who was eyed from the start to be part of the film, previously turned down the role as Barbie’s main beau Ken due to a busy schedule.

 However, an insider tells a source that thanks to the movie’s pre-production being dragged out and the studio remaining “persistent with him being their only choice”, Gosling reconsidered the part once an opening in his calendar allowed him to sign on for the role.

Written by Gerwig and partner Noah Baumbach, plot details for the live-action ‘Barbie’ movie are currently being kept under wraps. However, in light of the recent casting news, we can likely expect updates on the movie’s details soon. With Gosling now down as Ken, the movie is on the verge of starting production and will hopefully be able to begin shooting in early 2022. However, no set schedule has been confirmed just yet. Besides starring as the main character ‘Barbie’, Robbie will also produce the upcoming movie under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner. Joining her in the producer’s seat is Tom Ackerley (I, Tonya), Mattel’s Robbie Brenner and David Heyman (Paddington 2).     Deadline

LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara (Promising Young Woman) and Mattel’s Ynon Kreiz will serve as executive producers.

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