Barbie Movie

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Barbie movie production status is currently Production

April 11, 2022 • Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins

Who's Involved:

Jamie Demetriou, Will Ferrell, Greta Gerwig, Alexandra Shipp, Amy Pascal, Margot Robbie, Kate McKinnon, Noah Baumbach, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Laurie MacDonald, Simu Liu, Connor Swindells, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, America Ferrara, Ritu Arya, Marisa Abela, Issa Rae, Walter F. Parkes, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Marc Resteghnini, Emma Mackey, Sharon Rooney, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans, Hari Nef, Ana Cruz Kayne

Release Date:

Friday, July 21, 2023 Nationwide

N/A   NOT AVAILABLE MPA
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

paraphrased plot formulation from deadline.com


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Who stars in Barbie: Cast List

... Barbie

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... Ken

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DC League of Super-Pets, Bombshell  


65, The Boss Baby: Family Business  


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One True Loves, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  


Daddy's Home, Spirited  


Emily, Death on the Nile  


Shaft, A Dog's Way Home  


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Vengeance  


Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Molly's Game  

Who's making Barbie: Crew List

A look at the Barbie behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Greta Gerwig last directed Little Women and Lady Bird. The film's writer Greta Gerwig last wrote Little Women and Lady Bird.

Producers

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

Watch Barbie Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Barbie?

Key Facts

  1. Will Ferrell is playing the CEO of a toy company that may or not be Mattel (4/11/2022).
  2. Greta Gerwig has signed on to direct the film (7/10/2021).
  3. Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are on-board to write the script for Warner Bros and Mattel (7/15/19).
  4. “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."
  5. 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.
  6. Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action Barbie over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned (3/23/17).
  7. This will be a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash, Enchanted and Big (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  8. The film will exploit Barbie’s evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  9. This will be a live-action PG-rated film (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  10. Based on the Mattel toy line.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - April: The film was set to Production  status.
  2. 2021 - July: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Set to start shooting early 2022 at Leavesden Studios in London.

  3. 2018 - October: The film was set to Development  status.
  4. 2017 - March: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Expected to start production this summer on June 23rd.

  5. 2016 - December: The film was set to 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.

  6. 2014 - April: The film was set to Development  status.

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

  7. 2009 - September: The film was set to Development  status.

Barbie Release Date: When is the film coming out?


Barbie is coming out as a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, July 21, 2023. There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including Oppenheimer.

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