Get A First Look at Margot Robbie as Barbie in the New Official Trailer

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Margot Robbie
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Warner Bros has released the official trailer for Greta Gerwig's directed Barbie film starring superstars Margot Robbie as the fashion doll and Ryan Gosling, who plays Barbie's longtime boy toy, Ken. Emotions of nostalgia are running high as we're eagerly anticipating the movie's official release, which promises to be very interesting.

Keep reading for the details.

'Barbie' Trailer

The trailer opened with kids playing with dolls in the desert as Margot Robbie appeared right in the middle of them clad in a monochrome bodysuit paired with black mules and blonde locks packed in an 80s old-school fashion bun and curl details at the front.

Robbie's presence was intimidating as she stood tall among the little children fascinated by her and even destroyed their little dolls. Later scenes showed Robbie and her co-stars digging it out on the dance floor in a sparkly dress against a backdrop of backup dancers.

Margot Robbie As 'Barbie'

The Suicide Squad actress takes on the role of the doll originally launched in 1959 in a film directed by Greta Gerwig and based on a script she wrote with Noah Baumbach. The two have a history as they collaborated on scripts for Frances Ha and Mistress America.

According to Robbie to Hollywood Reporters, she's doing something different with Barbie and hopes the film will cause thoughtful conversations.

“People immediately have an idea of, Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is, but our goal is to be like whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted."

'Barbie' Has Been In The Works Since 2015

The plan to shoot Barbie was in the works in 2015 with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody before it moved to Amy Schumer in 2016, who was ready to star and co-write the script. The actress dropped out in 2017, stating that the directors and producers weren't ready to do things her way.

“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it.”

It then went to Anne Hathaway before settling with Robbie, who asked Gerwig to get involved in the production process.

Cast And Crew

Margot Robbie
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The star-studded cast includes Ryan Gosling as Ken, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, America Ferrera, Ncuti Gatwa, Emerald Fennel, Rhea Perlman, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

Ferrell has referred to the film as “the ultimate example of high art and low art” and “an amazing comment on male patriarchy and women in society” and is set to debut in cinemas in July 2023.