Sex education star Emma Mackey has joined the cast of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie doll with Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling.
Rumors of Mackey’s casting broke out last month, further raising expectations for the live-action toy movie.
On Monday (April 11), The Hollywood Reporter officially confirmed Winter Lake actors in the movie. However, details about her character have not been revealed so far.
According to escapeRobbie plays the fashion doll, and Ferrell plays “The CEO of a toy company may or may not be Mattel”.
The cast will be joined by an all-star cast including Gosling, Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu, Ghostbusters’ Kate McKinnon, X-men Alexandra Shipp and America Ferrera.
Robbie, who is widely known for his role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squadhas talked to British Vogue last year about bringing Barbie to life.
She said: “It comes with a lot of luggage! And lots of nostalgic connections. But with that comes a lot of fun ways to attack it.
“People often hear Barbie doll and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be like,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they say, “Oh, maybe I’m not…”
Produce for Barbie doll is already underway and the plot details are mostly kept in a dream home in Malibu, but sources say CHEAP that there is a “meta aspect to the proceedings”.