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The ‘Barbie’ Movie: Everything People Think They Know So Far
Rollerblading on a sunny day in Venice Beach. Shiny, bright pink Western wear. And…Michael Cera?
Apparently, the intersection of all three is Barbie.
Slated for release on July 21, 2023, Barbie is directed by critically acclaimed Little Women (2019) director Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script with partner Noah Baumbach. The film will star Margot Robbie in the titular role, with Hari Nef and Issa Rae also playing versions of the illustrious doll. Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, and Ncuti Gatwa are all lined up to play variants of Barbie’s famed boyfriend, Ken. And yes, Michael Cera will be in there somewhere, People reports. His role has yet to be announced.
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