Everything you need to know about the new ‘Barbie’ movie starring Margot Robbie

Pull out every hot pink item in your closet: “Barbie,” a star-studded cinematic reimagining of the classic doll’s life, is officially hitting theaters.

Margot Robbie will take on the role of Barbie. Based on the early photos, her Barbie will keep the classic bubblegum look, but add a wink.

With the undeniable wave of nostalgia sweeping through pop culture these days, it’s perhaps no surprise that the Barbie franchise has joined the trend. But the creative team behind the film says “Barbie” will be refreshingly imaginative and hard to predict.

The film will be directed by Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) from a screenplay Gerwig co-wrote with costar Noah Baumbach. They also co-wrote the movie “Frances Ha”.

In an interview, Simu Liu, who starred in “Barbie,” hyped up the movie, saying his agent said it was one of the best storylines he’s ever come across. “He literally said that verbatim,” Liu told GQ UK. “He was like, ‘If I could stake my career on one script, it’s the ‘Barbie’ script. I really think you should.

Here’s everything we know so far about the totally tubular film, which is slated to hit a theater near you in July 2023.

What is the release date?

The film arrives in theaters on July 21.

What is the movie “Barbie” about? The trailer shows the plot

Robbie told The Hollywood Reporter that “Barbie” would be “the thing you didn’t know you wanted.”

She also said, “Whatever you think, we’re going to give you something totally different.”

The film’s first full trailer lit up the plot, which shows Robbie’s Barbie leaving her world for the real thing.

Ryan Gosling is a Malibu boy band dream in newly released images as Ken

Similar to Robbie, fans could have already easily guessed possible images of what Gosling might have looked like as Ken – since the two already naturally exude Barbie and Ken’s energy.

With all of the bleach, bleach blonde hair, to her tan Malibu skin (and even her underwear that depicts her namesake, “Ken”), we’re more excited than ever to see Gosling in this iconic role.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in “BARBIE.”  (Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.)

Ryan Gosling as Ken in ‘BARBIE’. (Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.)

The cast of ‘Barbie’ continues to grow and grow

If there’s one thing we know for sure, this movie should have an all-star cast, beyond Robbie playing the title role of Barbie (and producing the movie) and Ryan Gosling playing Ken.

Also join – breathe! — Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Jamie Demetriou, Rhea Perlman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, Alexandra Shipp, Ariana Greenblatt, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Ary, Hari Nef and Scott Evans.

Will Ferrell has been cast as the CEO of a toy company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Three “Sex Education” stars will be in the cast: Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells and Emma Mackey, whose resemblance to Robbie has hit the headlines.

Who are they playing against? The posters gave a major clue

The colorful posters released on April 4 give the characters some personality, as well as a better sense of who the dolls and humans are.

The fun images feature, naturally, Robbie and Gosling, along with Dua Lipa, Ncuti Gatwa, Nicola Coughlan, Rae, McKinnon, Cera, Ben-Adir, Nef, Mackey, Kayne, Evans, Liu, Rooney, Fennell, Arya and Shipp as dolls.

Similar to Barbie dolls, some characters have special traits like being a doctor, a Supreme Court justice, or a president. Others appear to be a mermaid or hold a Nobel Prize.

Helen Mirren, Connor Swindells, Ferrell, Ferrera, Greenblatt, and Demetriou play the humans.

Taking a more mundane approach, most humans aren’t assigned any defining characteristics compared to dolls. Instead, they’re simply referred to as humans, narrators, or trainees.

Amy Schumer almost played Barbie

Robbie was confirmed to play Barbie in 2019 – but the movie could have been different. Amy Schumer told The Hollywood Reporter that she originally signed on to play the lead role and co-write the screenplay in 2017. Schumer said her vision was to write Barbie as an inventor who gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being up to par.

After four months, Schumer and the studio – which was Sony at the time – went their separate ways. Schumer cited creative differences. “They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” Schumer said.

This article originally appeared on TODAY.com

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