Barbie Movie

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Barbie movie is currently in Development

October 7, 2018 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, Laurie MacDonald, Amy Pascal, Noah Baumbach, Marc Resteghnini, Walter F. Parkes

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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Barbie Plot: What's the story?

A Barbie doll living in Barbieland is expelled from the world for not being perfect enough, too eccentric and not fitting the usual mold. She goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself.

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Barbie Cast: Who are the actors?

  • avatar ... Barbie
    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Bombshell

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Barbie?

  1. Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are on-board to write the script for Warner Bros and Mattel (7/15/19).
  2. “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery," Margot Robbie told USA TODAY (1/8/2019). "Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide."
  3. The film rights have lapsed with Sony so Mattel is shopping the rights (Variety, 10/3/18). Margot Robbie is in talks to star and produce.
  4. Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action Barbie over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned (3/23/17).
  5. This will be a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash, Enchanted and Big (, 12/2/16).
  6. The film will exploit Barbie’s evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes (, 12/2/16).
  7. This will be a live-action PG-rated film (, 12/2/16).
  8. Based on the Mattel toy line.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Barbie?

A look at the Barbie behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alethea Jones last directed Fun Mom Dinner and Big Gay Jamboree. The film's writer Greta Gerwig last wrote Little Women and Lady Bird.


Alethea Jones (In Talks)


Laurie MacDonald
Walter F. Parkes
Amy Pascal
Marc Resteghnini
Margot Robbie

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Production Timeline: When did the Barbie come together?

On or about October 7, 2018 • The film was in Development status.

On or about March 23, 2017 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Expected to start production this summer on June 23rd.

On or about December 5, 2016 • The film was in Development status.

Amy Schumer is in negotiations to play the title role and do a rewrite on the script. Looking at a spring 2017 start date with a summer 2018 tentpole bow eyed.

On or about April 29, 2014 • The film was in Development status.

Now set-up at Sony Pictures - previously set up at Universal in September 2009.

On or about September 23, 2009 • The film was in Development status.

Barbie Release Date: When is it coming out?

Barbie is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States
TBA Nationwide
United States
TBA 2017
TBA 2017

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