Margot Robbie comes to life as the famous figurine in the official trailer for Warner Bros.’ “Barbie.” Oscar nominee Robbie leads a star-studded cast that includes the muscular Ryan Gosling as Barbie’s boy toy, Ken. The two actors are not the only Barbie and Ken dolls in the film. Dua Lipa plays mermaid Barbie, for example, along with many other actors as various iterations of the famous doll.
The first “Barbie” trailer — which featured a nod to Stanley Kubrik’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” — officially introduced the world to Robbie’s Barbie, but didn’t reveal much about the characters or the storyline. It is then revealed that Barbie and Ken have been placed in the real world and forced to wrestle with the difficulties of not being dolls anymore.
Gerwig has enlisted an A-list ensemble to star alongside Robbie and Gosling, including Will Ferrell as the Mattel CEO, Connor Swindells, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, America Ferrera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou, as well as additional Barbie and Kens, including Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Simu Liu, Scott Evans and Ncuti Gatwa.
Directed by Gerwig, “Barbie” was co-written by the director and her husband, filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Gerwig indicated that she was a little apprehensive and slightly scared when taking on the highly anticipated project, saying, “That feeling I know is really interesting fear. That’s usually the best thing. That terrifies me. Anything if where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender,’ then you’re like, ‘OK, I should probably do it.’”
“Barbie” is a co-production of Mattel Films, Heyday Films and Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley’s LuckyChap Entertainment. Josey McNamara from LuckyChap and Ynon Kreiz from Mattel serve as executive producers.
“Barbie” hits theaters on July 21. Watch the full trailer below.