What a bizarre, bizarre race to the underside of the branded-IP media universe barrel we discover ourselves in.
Deadline stories that Mattel’s plans to convey the enduring doll—below the stewardship of Margot Robbie within the title position and Greta Gerwig as director—to the massive display screen as soon as extra together with her personal movie at Warner Bros. has simply added a significant “determine” (haha, oh lord, kill me now). The commerce stories that Ryan Gosling has entered ultimate negotiations to play bachelor, occasional paramour, and proprietor of many units of purchasable fabulous garments—and occasional additional greatest male pal for when Barbie hangs together with her gal friends—Ken. Deadline stories that Gosling was Gerwig and Robbie’s solely consideration for the important position within the Barbie prolonged universe, however the actor had beforehand handed on becoming a member of the movie… till manufacturing itself stalled sufficient that Gosling has returned to negotiations after clearing his schedule.
It’s a bizarre story, for a bizarre casting course of, for a bizarre film, however I suppose once you’re already making a live-action Barbie film and faucet mumblecore icon Greta Gerwig to direct (and co-write, alongside Marriage Story’s Noah Baumbach) it’s best to most likely count on bizarre at this level. Gosling’s becoming a member of of the forged would convey the movie challenge near getting a inexperienced gentle, forward of anticipated taking pictures someday in early 2022. Particulars are being stored below a veritable field of Barbie’s different profession outfits proper now, however suffice to say, no matter Gosling’s tackle the smooth-crotched object of Barbie’s plastic affections seems to be… it’s most likely gonna be even weirder than Toy Story 3‘s model of the characters, to say the least.
We’ll convey you extra on the inevitable absurdity of the Barbie film as and once we be taught it.
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