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Ryan Gosling to Star alongside Margot Robbie in "Barbie"


Sun 24 Oct 2021 | 01:56 PM
Yara Sameh

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling is in final negotiations to join Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.’s live-action movie "Barbie".

Greta Gerwig will direct the project, which she co-wrote along with Noah Baumbach.

Robbie is starring as Barbie and producing the movie through her LuckyChap production company alongside LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley.

The movie will also be produced by Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner and Paddington’s David Heyman.

The plot details about the upcoming project are kept under wraps.

Gosling was offered the role in the summer but due to scheduling issues declined, but he decided to sign on when the project got pushed back.

The Barbie project dates back all the way to 2009, with Sony originally lining up Diablo Cody to write the script in 2014. Two years later, Amy Schumer was cast for the titular role from a script by Hilary Winston.

However, the project remained in development until Warner Bros. and Robbie picked it up in 2018, originally aiming for Patty Jenkins on directing duties. A year later, Gerwig was speculated as the final director choice, adapting a script she co-wrote with Baumbach.