Margot Robbie Is Set To Play Barbie in a live-action movie.
The parent company of the iconic doll franchise, Mattel has teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring Barbie to the big screen. This news comes as Barbie turns 60 this year.
Ynon Kreiz, chairman and CEO of Mattel said;
Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen,We look forward to building on this collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as we tell the stories of our beloved brands. Mattel Films is on a path to demonstrate the enormous potential of our brand portfolio, as we continue to execute on our strategy of transforming Mattel into an IP-driven, high performing toy company.
Twitter has been reacting to the news that Margot Robbie playing Barbie in the upcoming film.
Margot Robbie is one of the most versatile actresses... Harley Quinn, Queen Elizabeth, Tonya & now Barbie... nuts
— Beth Hedley🌻 (@Hedley_Beth) January 9, 2019
If you’re against Margot Robbie playing Barbie then... pic.twitter.com/uHvpCLFTvg
— Kirsty-Nicole (@lilacsky1997) January 9, 2019
if u think im gonna watch a barbie movie with margot robbie as barbie then ur absolutely correct
— sakura love bot (@goIightlys) January 9, 2019