Suddenly, a year and a half after having the last update, we hear news about Barbie , the project full of ups and downs that, for the moment, produces and stars Margot Robbie . The actress has had a long interview with THR in which she has spoken about her next project: the film about the famous doll produced by LuckyChap, her company. Robbie has anticipated that we can forget everything we know about her.
The thing about the Barbie movie is a long distance race. In case you have lost yourself in the meantime – normal thing, on the other hand -, here we give you a little summary. The first time we heard about the project was in 2009, when there was talk of the possibility of bringing the doll to the big screen. However, the film itself wasn’t announced until 2014, when screenwriter Diablo Cody ( Juno ) was working on the script. In the following years, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon would be producing it and Amy Schumer emerged as the ideal candidate to star in it. But this all fell apart.
Schumer dropped the tape and Anne Hathaway began appearing in the betting. It is then when the production begins to be delayed and, although at first it was going to be released in 2018, the date was moved to May 8, 2020. Hathaway disappeared from the film and in early 2019 it was confirmed that Margot Robbie would be the main actress, in addition producer. In the middle of that same year, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach entered as screenwriters, which gives us many clues about the style that the film will follow .
Robbie already warns us that it is going to be something totally new and the signing of Gerwig and Baumbach finishes confirming it. Greta Gerwig is responsible for Little Women , the 2019 film that completely refreshed the Louisa May Alcott classic and brought it to modern times. Beside him is Baumbach, author of Gerwig’s Story of a Marriage and Partner. Together they have worked on Frances Ha , an independent film that appeared on all the 2012 best lists. Therefore, this tandem promises that we will see only beautiful things