Barbie the Movie is the latest Hollywood film that will released in July 2023. This film directed by Greta Gerwig, a director, actress, and screenwriter from the United States. In working on Barbie the Movie, Greta Gerwig collaborated with her partner, who is also a director and screenwriter, namely Noah Baumbach.
Adapted from the Barbie doll produced by Mattel and several Barbie animated films, Barbie the Movie will be the first live-action film to feature the characters Barbie and Ken in the real Barbie world. Barbie the Movie stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the main roles.
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1. Synopsis of ‘BARBIE THE MOVIE’
Barbie the Movie tells the story of the main Barbie and other Barbies who have different characters. Other Barbies in this film have different professions or characters, including Barbie who becomes president, Barbie with rock and roll style, genius Barbie, and so on. Interestingly, all residents in this land of real dolls called by the same name; girls called Barbie and boys are called Ken, but they can know each other.
There is one Barbie who is the most beautiful and always cheerful; this Barbie is what attracts one of the Kens there. From this love, Ken always wants to be with Barbie and follow every journey and adventure that Barbie goes through. Barbie the Movie will packed with a comedic approach. Because of that, this film will an entertaining spectacle and the right one to make a wish list of films that must be watched in July.
2. The Players and Their Roles
Here is a list of actors and actresses who starred in Barbie the Movie.
- Margot Robbie as Barbie
- Ryan Gosling as Ken
- Simu Liu as Ken
- Ncuti Gatwa, as Ken
- Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie
- Issa Rae as President Barbie
- Nef Day as Doctor Barbie
- Alexandra Shipp as Writer Barbie
- Emma Mackey as Physicist Barbie
- Sharon Rooney as Lawyer Barbie
- Dua Lipa as Mermaid Barbie
- Nicola Coughlan as Diplomat Barbie
- Ana Cruz Kayne as Judge Barbie
- Ritu Arya plays journalist Barbie, and there are other talented actors who play the roles of Ken, Barbie, Allan, and humans.
3. Interesting Facts About “Barbie The Movie”
Production Plan Since 2009
A Barbie film with a live-action approach has planned since 2009. At that time, it announced that Laurence Mark would be the producer and Universal Pictures would be the distributor. However, over time, it turned out that the decision was not final and that the director and distributor were always changing.
Until finally, in 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures chosen to be the production house of the Barbie film. Then, in 2019, Margot Robbie cast to play the lead Barbie, and in 2021, she confirmed as director with Noah Baumbach as co-writer. One year later, Ryan Gosling and other players have confirmed to join the Barbie the Movie project.
Barbiecore is a pink or pink clothing trend from head to toe. This trend inspired by the Barbie character. The Barbiecore trend appears for the first time during the summer in America and Europe, from August to November 2022. Hollywood artists often present this Barbiecore fashion trend in well-known magazines such as Vogue, Bazaar, and Elle, as well as appearing at Paris Fashion Week.
The First Live-Action Barbie Movie
Previously, Barbie films were released with 3D animation versions. This time, Barbie is confirmed to be releasing a live-action version featuring the story of toys that turn into real human figures with beautiful and handsome faces. Uniquely, each Barbie character has its own characteristics and lives in the real and super adorable Barbie world.