In a potentially exciting bit of casting news, it has been reported this weekend that Margot Robbie is in talks to star in the upcoming Barbie movie, based on toy company Mattel‘s beloved doll.
As you may recall, Amy Schumer was set to star in the Barbie film back when it was announced, although she ultimately dropped out of the lead role, blaming a scheduling conflict.
Anne Hathaway was set to replace her at one point, but this never eventuated either. The film’s original script was said to have an “adult comedy” tone, although it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
Per the most recent plot description, the film is about “a doll living in ‘Barbieland’ [who] is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world.”
Little else is known about the film at this stage, although Margot Robbie is set to produce it through her company Lucky Chaps, and there are negotiations with Warner Bros to distribute.
Whatever happens with this, the young Aussie actress has a busy time ahead of her, including a number of films featuring her Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn.
Over the next few years, she’ll play Harley in The Lego Movie 2, Suicide Squad 2, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City Sirens and an as-yet-untitled film about her relationship with The Joker.
Margot Robbie will soon be seen alongside Saorise Ronan in Mary Queen Of Scots, and she is currently at work on Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
This year, the actress was nominated for an Oscar for her role in I, Tonya, where she played notorious figure skater Tonya Harding.