Everything We Know About Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’

Take a sneak peak inside Barbie’s dreamhouse

The highly anticipated live-action Barbie movie is just around the corner, and fans are buzzing with excitement. With so much anticipation surrounding the film, which marks the first live-action adaptation of the iconic doll, audiences are eager to learn more about Greta Gerwig's upcoming Barbie movie. And ofcourse, that iconic Aqua song is beating in our brains as we think about it.

First things first, the official trailer has finally dropped and it looks staggering. Barbie and Ken venture out of Barbieland and into the real world, where they learn that life outside their perfect pink paradise isn't as flawless as they imagined it to be. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, watch it below:

Warner Bros. and Mattel have teamed up to bring this film to life, marking a significant milestone for both companies. The collaboration between the two powerhouses sets the stage for an exciting cinematic experience. So, what else do we know about this long-awaited movie?

Who is directing the film?

Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker renowned for her women-centred films like Lady Bird and Little Women, will be taking the director's chair for Barbie. Alongside her partner, Noah Baumbach, Gerwig has crafted a new angle for the nostalgic doll, exploring uncharted territory and breaking free from her stereotypical perfection.

What about the cast?

Leading the star-studded cast are Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who will embody the roles of Barbie and Ken, and we’re looking forward to see how these talented actors will bring the these characters to life. Get a glimpse of the full cast on the film's official social media channels, where 24 individual posters showcase the diverse ensemble of Barbies, Kens, and humans.

What will the movie be about?

The flamboyant-coloured movie’s plot has been kept tightly under wraps. What we do know is that Barbie's journey will take her from Barbieland to the real world, where she will encounter the influence of gender archetypes in society. Vulture reports that the film will seek Barbie's exploration of imperfection, shedding light on a new side of the iconic doll.

What about the soundtrack?

Released alongside a perfectly pink and playful music video, Dua Lipa features on Barbie’s soundtrack titled “Dance the Night”. The disco-pop number is the first official single for Barbie the Album, which will be out on July 21. Fans have been on the edge of their seats for the lineup of the rest of featured artists for the album. It has finally been announced and other original tracks include artists like Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Dominic Fike, Tame Impala, The Kid Laroi, and others.

Click here to pre-order ‘Barbie the Album’.

In the meantime, groove to Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night”:

How does Margot Robbie feel about the role?

Margot Robbie, who has expressed her deep appreciation for Barbie's ability to inspire confidence, curiosity, and communication in children, feels honoured to take on the role. “I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. When I was trying to make my name as an actress, creative roles for women were limited, I didn’t want to pick up another script where I was the wife or the girlfriend—just a catalyst for the male storyline. It was uninspiring.”

Barbie will be in theatres on July 21, 2023.