The upcoming live-action Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written with Noah Baumbach, is highly anticipated. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling will play the main variations of Barbie and Ken. Robbie recently shared her first reaction to reading the script in an interview with BAFTA. Despite thinking the script was “so good,” she never expected the studio to actually allow them to make the film.
The Barbie Movie Script Has Received High Praise From Emma Mackey
The strength of the script shouldn’t come as a surprise to those familiar with Gerwig and Baumbach’s past work, as it has received high praise from Emma Mackey, who called it one of the best scripts she has ever read. Both Gerwig and Baumbach have earned Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay for their previous work.
The Barbie Movie Will Be Far From A Conventional Blockbuster
The satirical comedy aims to subvert expectations for what a Barbie movie would be about, with Barbie being banished from Barbie Land for being a less-than-perfect doll and traveling to the real world accompanied by Ken. The film is expected to be critical of Mattel, the toy company that manufactures the doll, which is why Robbie initially thought they would never allow them to make the movie. With Will Ferrell starring as the CEO of Mattel, the movie is likely to make a statement about the creation of unhealthy body expectations.
Robbie’s reaction to the Barbie script is exciting, as it suggests that the movie will be far from a conventional blockbuster. Despite the lack of clarity on what the film will be about, the high praise for the script from both Robbie and Mackey is a promising sign for audiences. The Barbie movie is set to release soon, and fans are eagerly anticipating the release.