Greta Gerwig’s new Barbie trailer finds the iconic toy venturing into the real world, where everything gets turned upside down.
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in an ideal place unless you have a full-on existential crisis. In today’s new Barbie trailer, Margot Robbie’s blonde bombshell questions death, the limits of her world, and whether or not to red pill her way into a world where she’s nothing more than a child’s plaything. It’s clear that the film’s director, Greta Gerwig, is delivering something unexpected with the new Barbie movie, and I could not be more excited!
The new Barbie trailer shares more about the upcoming toys-to-life comedy plot, revolving around Barbie’s journey toward awareness of her identity in the real world. Until now, Barbie has lived in a land of non-stop beach parties, shopping sprees at the mall, and a will-they/won’t-they relationship with Ken. After she crosses over into our reality, she discovers her legacy, the evils of the patriarchy, and how there’s more to life than pink convertibles and filling your dream house with disposable junk. Once the people who make Barbie’s legendary timeline realize she’s a flesh and blood person, things get even weirder. Hold onto your pink sequined cowboy hat, folks. Barbie is going on her most fantastic adventure yet!
The Barbie cast includes many of Hollywood’s heavy hitters and fresh faces, including Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad) and Ryan Gosling (La La Land) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (End of Watch), Kate McKinnon (The Spy Who Dumped Me), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Ariana Greenblatt (Borderlands), Issa Rae (Insecure), Thea Perlman (Matilda), and Will Ferrell (Elf). The film also stars Ana Cruz Kayne (Little Women), Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Nari Nef (Transparent), Alexandra Shipp (the X-Men films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Secret Invasion), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Ncuiti Gatwa (Doctor Who), Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Jamie Demetriou (Cruella), Connor Swindells (Emma), Sharon Rooney (Dumbo), Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton), Ritu Arya (The Umbrella Academy), Dua Lipa, and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
Greta Gerwig directs from a screenplay she wrote with Noah Baumbach, based on Mattel‘s rich history with the Barbie toy brand. The film’s producers are Oscar nominee David Heyman (Marriage Story, Gravity), Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Robbie Brenner, with Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Ynon Kreiz, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich, and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.
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