After several animated films, the world’s favorite doll, Barbie, is coming up in a live-action avatar. A film based on the iconic Mattel toy line is arriving in cinemas and is being touted as one of the most-anticipated movies of the year.
Barbie stars Margot Robbie in the titular character, with Greta Gerwig serving as the director. After a teaser in December last year, Warner Bros. has launched another trailer for the film recently. Read on to watch the trailer and know the release date of the film.
Barbie: Trailer and Release Date
The trailer does not give away much about the story of the film; however, it does show the bright and vibrant world of Barbie. The footage looks straight out of a child’s play set and features iconic dresses, astonishing houses, and a whole lot of bubblegum pink color.
The clip also introduces different characters, and there are some hilarious exchanges between the cast members. Watch the trailer below. The film is all set to release in theaters on July 21. Work on the film began in 2019; however, the production met with several delays owing to the pandemic. The filming eventually took place from March to July 2022.
What is the Barbie Film About?
Details about the storyline of the film have been mostly kept under wraps. Warner Bros. earlier unveiled a small synopsis for the movie, which reads, “After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.”
Robbie also talked about what people can expect from Barbie and said, “The IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted’”
“Now, can we truly honor the IP and the fan base and also surprise people? Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders,” the actress added.
Barbie: Star Cast
Apart from Robbie, the film stars Ryan Gosling as Ken. Then, there are different versions of the doll, including Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie, Issa Rae as President Barbie, Hari Nef as Doctor Barbie, Alexandra Shipp as Writer Barbie, Emma Mackey as Physicist Barbie, Sharon Rooney as Lawyer Barbie, Dua Lipa as Mermaid Barbie, Nicola Coughlan as Diplomat Barbie, Ana Cruz Kayne as Judge Barbie and Ritu Arya as Journalist Barbie.
The different versions of Ken will be played by Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans and Ncuti Gatwa. The ensemble also includes Connor Swindells as a toy company intern, Helen Mirren as the narrator, Michael Cera as Allan, Jamie Demetriou as a toy company employee, Will Ferrell as the toy company CEO, and Emerald Fennell as Midge. John Cena, America Ferrera, Rhea Perlman, and Ariana Greenblatt will also appear in undisclosed roles.
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