Interestingly, Amy Schumer was originally signed up to play the role of Barbie but was forced to pull out due to conflicting schedules. At the time, she said of her decision: “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.” A couple of years later, Margot was confirmed to take her place.
Slated for release in 2020, the film will mark the first time the toy has been brought to the big screen outside the realm of animation. While there is no title and director as of yet, Mattel, the company that makes Barbie, said the new movie would be just the start of series of films portraying its toys.
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery,” Robbie said in a statement.
“Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” the actress continued.
Now, any guesses on who could play Ken?
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.