The Barbie Movie: What to Expect
23 March 2023
The world changed instantly when Barbie showed up. You ask, “Are we talking about Barbie or Barbie?” Yes, of course, both! There has been a lot of anticipation since Greta Gerwig, the prestige director and former queen of mumblecore, was announced as the director of the upcoming Barbie movie. What is Greta Gerwig actually doing? Vulture.com’s readers inquired. What kind of film does she want to make?” Additionally, Gerwig and her partner Noah Baumbach, who is responsible for independent classics like The Squid and the Whale, co-wrote the screenplay. There are numerous references in the teaser trailer. It is a substantial ode to 2001 by Stanley Kubrick: The Odyssey in Space; The narration by Helen Mirren brings to mind her work in Documentary Now! the historical implications of Barbie’s introduction. Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie, is dressed exactly like the original Barbie; Gerwig is clearly thinking about how high and low culture, art and commerce, interact.
But how does that appear in a movie?
The main problem is that we don’t know the movie’s actual plot. According to a 2018 report from Deadline, the film’s early stages were intended to be “a fish-out-of-water story à la Splash and Big, whereby Barbie gets kicked out of she has realized that perfection comes from within, not outside, and that self-belief is the key to happiness, free of the need to conform to some impossible standard of perfection. The teaser suggests a specific knowledge of Barbie’s impact in the real world, for example, but the film seems a little more meta than that description allows for. That plot is not out of the question. Additionally, it has been confirmed that Will Ferrell will play Mattel’s CEO, suggesting that Barbie may acquire consciousness. in the future.
Margot Robbie’s Letterboxd account, which was discovered and then promptly deleted, is one more fun clue. The Truman Show, Splash, Puberty Blues, The Young Girls of Rochefort, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg were all included in the “Watch for Barbie” category. The inclusion of musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of The Truman Show’s connection to the “CEO of Mattel” situation. Young Girls is a musical comedy, while Umbrellas is a heartbreakingly moving romantic drama that is entirely sung through. The teaser trailer shows Simu Liu and Margot Robbie dancing, including in a disco dress, suggesting that Barbie might be… a musical. Not to mention the confirmed singer Dua Lipa’s inclusion in the cast.
The film is a co-production of Warner Bros., Mattel, and Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment banner and was directed by Gerwig from a script she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach for “Little Women”.
She stated to the publication, “But with that comes a lot of exciting ways to attack it.” When they hear the name “Barbie,” most people think, “I know what that movie is going to be,” but when they learn that Greta Gerwig is going to write and direct it, they think, “Oh, well, maybe I don’t….” Here is what we do know about Robbie and Gerwig’s take on the toy story:
The movie’s call sheet has grown to be longer than the Mattel doll’s resume, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that half of Hollywood has been tapped to join the cast. The cast is star-studded.
Robbie and Gosling play Barbie and Ken, her beloved toy boy, in the ensemble. Fans continue to speculate about which of their other plastic playmates will appear now that the classic couple is in the mix (What about Skipper? Christie?). Several Barbie and Ken characters are said to be involved in the plot, but no information from “Barbie” has been confirmed.