The Official ‘Barbie’ Trailer Dropped, and it’s Cute AF
The latest trailer for the upcoming Barbie‘ movie makes it clear that Margot Robbie is the ideal girl for Warner Bros.’s brand-new plastic-fantastic world. The adult-bodied doll who took the toy industry by storm in the early 60s is finally making her way to the big screens, with Greta Gerwig’s live-action adaptation starring Robbie as the titular character. Judging by the new teaser, it’s a hyper-colour explosion of fun that could very well break the conventions of film.
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While nothing has been revealed surrounding the film‘s plot, Barbie is being touted as a rom-com based on the eponymous toy by Mattel. The movie also stars Ryan Gosling as Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, who she has an on-off romantic relationship with. Variety notes that the film will “find Barbie and Ken stuck in the real world, where the former discovers the challenges of being a live woman.” The official synopsis provides a very rough idea of where the storyline will take us, reading, “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.”
The script for Barbie has been penned down by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach and co-produced by Mattel Films, Heyday Films and Robbie’s own LuckyChap Entertainment with Tom Ackerley. Besides Robbie and Gosling, Barbie’s cast includes well-known names such as Will Ferrell (as CEO of toy company Mattel), Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, America Ferrera, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou.
Will Ferrell told The Wall Street Journal last year that the movie will “comment on male patriarchy and women in society.” A bold and time-appropriate direction for the franchise. Whether Margot Robbie’s life in plastic will be fantastic or not is something we will get to see for ourselves, when Barbie hits the theatres on 21 July 2023.