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Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie is reportedly attached to star in “Barbie”, Mattel’s feature film based on its globally recognised doll. The “Suicide Squad” actress is also on board to produce through her production banner Lucky Chaps, reports variety.com. the ilm was previously set up at sony, but after the option passed, mattel took back the rights.
it is currently unknown if mattel is sticking to the original script, which had set amy schumer to star, though she dropped out due to scheduling conlicts. that irst script had more of an adult comedy tone.
The doll is a global brand powerhouse, with sales of over $3 billion worldwide.
Barbie has taken on more than 150 roles through her 50+ years, including princess, president, mermaid and movie star.
Born and raised on a farm in Dalby, Queensland, Robbie studied drama at Somerset College. She began her career in Australian independent films in the late 2000s, before working in the soap opera “Neighbours” (2008–2011), which earned her two Logie Award nominations. After moving to the United States, she starred in the short-lived ABC drama series “Pan Am” (2011–2012). In 2013, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy About Time, and made her breakthrough later that year by co-starring in Martin Scorsese’s biographical black comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street.”