Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film

Published on 14 Jan 2019
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Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film

(9 Jan 2019)
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MARGOT ROBBIE TO PLAY BARBIE IN LIVE-ACTION FILM
Margot Robbie will bring Barbie to life in a live-action film.
  
Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday (8 JANUARY 2019) that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise's first-ever live-action film.  The 28-year-old "I, Tonya" actress will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
  
The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker's newly-established Mattel Films.  The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.
  
Robbie said in a statement that she believes the film will have a "tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide."  The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in "Mary Queen of Scots," and "Suicide Squad."
  
The film's title and release date have not been revealed.
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