Simu Liu has joined the solid of the ‘Barbie’ film.
The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ actor is the newest massive identify to join the highly-anticipated live-action movie – which options Margot Robbie within the lead function and Ryan Gosling as Ken – however in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, particulars of his function within the undertaking are being stored below wraps for now.
Information of Simu’s casting comes a couple of days after it was revealed America Ferreira has additionally signed as much as a job within the movie however the ‘Superstore’ actress’ character particulars are additionally being stored below wraps.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have written the script for the Warner Bros film, with the previous set to direct.
Margot will produce the film by way of her LuckyChap manufacturing firm alongside her husband, LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley.
Mattel Movies’ Robbie Brenner and Paddington’s David Heyman will even produce.
Ryan was beforehand supplied the function in the course of the summer season however turned it down resulting from a scheduling battle.
Nonetheless, resulting from a delay in filming, he was in a position to tackle the half.
Margot beforehand vowed to provide audiences “one thing completely totally different” to what they might anticipate from the well-known doll.
She stated: “One thing like Barbie the place the IP, the identify itself, folks instantly have an concept of, ‘Oh Margot is enjoying 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 companion Josey McNamara added that the acclaimed duo will assist change viewers’ expectations of the undertaking.
He defined: “As Margot stated, you suppose you already know what the film is with Margot as Barbie, however Greta and Noah have subverted it, and we won’t wait to get into that one.”
The movie centres on Barbie being expelled from Barbie Land for failing to stay 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 stated: “I believe it is an awesome alternative to place some positivity out on the earth and a change to be aspirational for youthful children.”
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