After being stuck in development at Sony for years, a live-action adaptation of Barbie is reportedly making its way to Warner Bros. with Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie in talks to star.
The project has had a difficult time coming to fruition, with a number of different big names attached to different versions of the film. I Feel Pretty Amy Schumer star was at one point attached, though the actress' busy scheduled prevented her from moving forward with the project. After Schumer, Ocean's 8 star Anne Hathaway was reportedly taking over, only for that iteration of the project to also fall through.
Big actors aren't the only names who have been involved with the Barbie film, as rumors circulated that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was attached, only for those reports to have been refuted.
According to Deadline, one of the biggest snags is that the brand is one of Mattel's flagships, making them wary about a film moving forward that won't do the toy justice.
The site also claimed that the concept of the story over at Sony "entailed a fish-out-of-water story a la Splash and Big whereby Barbie gets kicked out of
Whether or not the planned film at Warner Bros. follows this same concept is unknown.
Given Robbie's relationship with the studio, it would make perfect sense that she starred as the titular character in the adaptation,
Directed by Cathy Yan, Robbie previously described the dynamic of the new film.
“I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including
Birds of Prey is set to open on February 7, 2020.
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