The summer film season awaits us with open arms at the premiere of many titles that have us with great expectations. One of the most anticipated without a doubt is Barbie of the filmmaker Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Little Women), and the protagonist and producer Margot Robbie.
The marketing campaign of Warner Bros. continues with the release of a couple of promotional images (available at the end of the note) in which we see Robbie and his co-star Ryan Gosling, pose as Barbie and Ken dolls. In the first image, Ken is in a plastic version, while in the second he appears as Gosling. Robbie appears in both.
By the way, we tell you that the official video for the central theme of the film “Dance the Night” is now available, performed by Dua Lipa, who is also part of the cast playing a mermaid Barbie. The video was directed by Gerwig herself, whom we see at the end of it.
Robbie and Gosling are joined in the cast Simu Liu (Shang-Chi), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), Issa Rae (Insecure), Will Ferrell (The Shrink Next Door), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Bombshell), America Ferrera (SuperStore, Ugly Betty), Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno, Life & Beth), Emerald Fennell (The Crown, Promising Young Woman), John Cena (Fast X), y Helen Mirren as narrator.
The film will feature various versions of Barbie and Ken, from the iconic Mattel toy line.
This is the most recent official description of the film:
“To live in Barbie land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a total existential crisis. Or be a Ken.”
The script was written by Gerwigand her husband, also a filmmaker Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Meyerowitz Stories).
About the project, Robbie previously told THR:
“Barbie will be what you didn’t know you wanted.”
And that line accurately describes the reaction of the general audience. After seeing promotional material such as teasers and posters, the public talks about the unknown desire to see the film.
Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment is producing the film, with Mattel Films and HeyDay Films serving as co-producers.
Barbie will be released in theaters on July 20 in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, and on July 21, 2023 in the US.