Margot Robbie’s Barbie may have just found her Ken, and according to Deadline, it’s none other than Ryan Gosling.
According to the outlet, Gosling is in final negotiations to play the iconic Mattel character in the upcoming Warner Bros’ film centered on the classic doll line. Greta Gerwig is directing the flick, with Robbie playing the titular role.
Provided his commitments, Gosling initially passed on playing the part but Insiders told the publication that due to the studio’s persistence, as pre-production stretched out, Gosling said yes the moment he found an opening in his schedule.
Now, with Gosling close to signing on, the film looks to be on the verge of a hitting production, and makers are looking at the top of 2022 to start shooting. Gerwig co-wrote the script of Barbie with Noah Baumbach.
Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but given Gerwig’s track record as a director, one can expect that the film won’t be your quintessential fairytale take on a doll’s story.
Robbie is producing the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner along with LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley, Mattel’s Robbie Brenner and David Heyman. LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara and Mattel’s Ynon Kreiz are executive producers.
While for Gosling, the role may be some of the more spot-on casting in recent years and is sure to excite fans even more, now that they know who they’ll be seeing onscreen. The Oscar-nominated actor recently wrapped shooting for Netflix’s action flick, The Gray Man, in which he stars opposite Chris Evans with Russo Brothers directing.
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