Girl Chook and Little Ladies director Greta Gerwig has formally signed on to direct Barbie, a movie based mostly on the long-lasting toy that’s set to star Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie.
As reported by Selection, Gerwig has been a part of the Warner Bros. mission since 2019 when she signed on to co-write the script with Marriage Story’s Noah Baumbach.
Throughout British Vogue’s 2021 situation, Robbie casually talked about that Gerwig could be taking over the function of director alongside saying a mission like this “comes with quite a lot of baggage! And quite a lot of nostalgic connections.” Selection’s sources have additionally confirmed Gerwig’s function as director.
“However with that come quite a lot of thrilling methods to assault it,” Robbie stated. “Folks typically hear ‘Barbie’ and assume, ‘I do know what that film goes to be,’ after which they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, they usually’re like, ’Oh, nicely, perhaps I don’t…’”
Barbie, which might be a brand new, big-screen tackle some of the celebrated toys on the planet, is ready to start manufacturing in early 2022 for a deliberate theatrical launch date in 2023.
Robbie might be producing the movie alongside starring in it together with her LuckyChap Leisure manufacturing banner, which most lately produced Promising Younger Lady.
This Barbie movie was as soon as set to be launched by Sony and had each Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway connected to star at numerous factors in its growth.
Picture Credit score: Greta Gerwig (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Pictures), Barbie (Mattel Inc./Liason)
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