Greta Gerwig is formally directing the ‘Barbie’ film.
The ‘Woman Fowl’ and ‘Little Girls’ helmer was already on script duties with Noah Baumbach, however now it has been confirmed that the 37-year-old filmmaker may also direct.
In an interview with Vogue, Margot Robbie, who will play the long-lasting toy within the live-action film, let slip that Greta is directing.
She mentioned: “Individuals usually hear Barbie and suppose, ‘I do know what that film goes to be,’ after which they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and so they’re like, ‘Oh, properly, perhaps I don’t …'”
Sources additionally confirmed to Selection that that is true.
The 31-year-old actress beforehand vowed to present audiences “one thing completely totally different” to what they’d anticipate from the well-known Mattel doll, revealing that she and her LuckyChap Leisure Firm love doing issues “a bit left of centre”.
Margot mentioned final yr: “One thing like Barbie the place the IP, the title itself, individuals instantly have an concept of, ‘Oh Margot is taking part in Barbie, I do know what that’s’, however our objective is to be like, ‘No matter you are pondering, we will offer you one thing completely totally different – the factor you did not know you needed.'”
Margot’s producing accomplice Josey McNamara believes that the acclaimed duo will assist change viewers’ expectations of the undertaking.
He defined: “As Margot mentioned, you suppose you realize what the film is with Margot as Barbie, however Greta and Noah have subverted it, and we will not wait to get into that one.”
Margot added that she hopes to impress “considerate dialog” with the flick.
The ‘Birds of Prey’ star mentioned: “Now, can we really honour the IP and the fan base and in addition shock individuals? As a result of if we will do all that and provoke a considerate dialog, then we’re actually firing on all cylinders.”
The movie centres on Barbie being expelled from Barbie Land for failing to reside as much as the expectations of its residents and Robbie hopes that it’s going to put some “positivity out on the earth”.
She beforehand mentioned: “I feel it is an amazing alternative to place some positivity out on the earth and a change to be aspirational for youthful youngsters.”
Barbie was created by Ruth Handler after being impressed by watching her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls as in the event that they have been adults.
Ruth together with the assistance of her husband Elliot – who was a co-founder of toy firm Mattel – developed and launched Barbie in 1959 and so they immediately had successful on their arms which has lasted to today.