Let’s hope there’s enough room in the Barbie dream house since the cast of Warner Bros. Barbie Film has gotten much bigger. per deadline, Kingsley Ben Adir (A night in Miami), Rhea Perlman (applause), Ncuti Gatwa (sex education), Emerald Fennel (Promising young woman), Sharon Rooney (dumbo), Scott Evans (almost love), Ana Cruz Kayne (Painkiller), Connor Swindells (sex education), Ritu Arya (Red notice), and Jamie Demetriou (The after party) have all joined the film. Greta Gerwig (lady bird, little woman) directs from a script she co-wrote with her partner, Noah Baumbach (history of marriage).
All of this joins a cast led by Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as ken. Other cast members include Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackeyand Hari Nef. Recent additions to this hugely talented new group included Issa Rae, Michael Keraand Will Ferrell, who is set to play the toy company’s CEO in the film. Plot details are scant at the moment, but with this talented cast and Gerwig’s track record, there’s a very special film ahead.
These casting additions are also an important sign of diversity as some of the actors come from different backgrounds. For example, Rooney is of Scottish descent, Gatwa is Rwandan-Scottish, and Arya is English. Not to mention previous newcomers like Liu and Rae, who are Chinese-Canadian and African-American, respectively. While it ultimately comes down to script and characters, the creation of a diverse cast like this is a very promising sign.
Hollywood tried to get one Barbie Film on the way since 2014’s massive, unanticipated success The Lego Movie. Sony originally had a claim on the project with Diablo Cody (Juno), Amy Schumerand Anne Hathaway all fixed in different places. In October 2018, Sony’s option for the project expired and Warner Bros. snapped it up, with Robbie quickly signing. PattyJenkins was initially considered a director until Gerwig directed in July 2021. Previously, she was only committed to writing the film.
Barbie Filming began last month in the UK and is set to hit theaters next year.
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https://collider.com/barbie-movie-cast-rhea-perlman-emerald-fennell-kingsley-ben-adir-margot-robbie/ Barbie adds Rhea Perlman, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Emerald Fennell