Ryan Gosling To Play Ken Opposite Margot Robbie's BARBIE In Warner Bros.' Live-Action Movie

Ryan Gosling To Play Ken Opposite Margot Robbie's BARBIE In Warner Bros.' Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros.' live-action Barbie movie, which will star Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad) as the iconic Mattel doll, has found its Ken in the form of Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049).

Barbie has found her Ken, as Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049, The Place Beyond the Pines) has now signed on to co-star in Warner Bros. live-action movie.

Greta Gerwig officially signed on to direct the project earlier this year, with The Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie set to breath life into the iconic fashion doll of the title. Gerwig also co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz Stories).

Gosling is said to have passed on the role initially, but the studio "remained persistent with him being their only choice," and he ultimately entered negotiations when an opening is his schedule came about.

At one point, Amy Schumer was on board to play Barbie in what was said to "a contemporary spin with an emphasis on feminism and identity," but the I Feel Pretty actress was forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. TDKR's Anne Hathaway was reportedly set to replace her before Robbie ended up nabbing the role.

Whether the premise of the movie will stay the same remains to be seen, but since Robbie more closely resembles the classic interpretation of Barbie, there's a good chance the original pitch has been reworked. Robbie will also produce under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Shooting is scheduled to begin early next year.

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