Mar­got to pro­duce, star in live-ac­tion Bar­bie

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - CITY | ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Mar­got Rob­bie has been roped in to play the role of Bar­bie in an up­com­ing live-ac­tion film.

The Sui­cide Squad ac­tor is also set to co-pro­duce the movie, along­side Tom Ack­er­ley and Josey Mcna­mara, re­ports aceshow­biz.com.

“Mar­got is the ideal pro­ducer and ac­tor to bring Bar­bie to life on screen in a fresh and rel­e­vant way for to­day’s au­di­ences,” Toby Em­merich, chair­man of the stu­dio, said in a state­ment.

Rob­bie said, “I’m so hon­oured to take on this role and pro­duce a film that I be­lieve will have a tremen­dously pos­i­tive im­pact on chil­dren and au­di­ences world­wide.”

The film was orig­i­nally be­ing de­vel­oped un­der a dif­fer­ent stu­dio, with ac­tor­co­me­dian Amy Schumer be­ing tapped to star in it. How­ever, the Train­wreck ac­tor dropped out of the project in 2016 due to a sched­ul­ing con­flict.

Anne Hath­away was later ru­moured to take on the lead role, but it was never con­firmed.

The plot of the film re­port­edly fol­lows a char­ac­ter who gets kicked out of the per­fect Bar­bieland be­cause she doesn’t quite fit the mould. After she’s ex­iled, she sets out on a jour­ney to the real world and even­tu­ally dis­cov­ers that be­ing unique is an as­set.

The movie is likely to re­lease in 2020.

PHOTO: NEIL­SON BARNARD/GETTY IM­AGES/AFP

Mar­got Rob­bie will play the role of Bar­bie in an up­com­ing film

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