Greta Gerwig confirmed to direct 'Barbie' Movie starring Margot Robbie
Barbie is set to have its theatrical premiere in 2023
Greta Gerwig is officially on board to direct Barbie, which stars Margot Robbie in the titular role as the iconic doll. While both are currently busy finishing up other commitments, Warner Bros. recently announced that production for Barbie will begin in early 2022 at their Leavesden Studios in London. Gerwig signed on to the project in 2019 as a writer but was only just confirmed as the direct recently.
The Barbie was stuck in development hell for several years now, and had Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway both attached to play Barbie at one point. Robbie is also set to produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production company, alongside Tom Ackerley, Mattel Films' Robbie Brenner, and Josey McNamara and Ynon Kreiz.
Margot Robbie will be seen in the upcoming reboot of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. She has also been cast in two high-profile films from Oscar-winning directors like David O. Russell's next film, and Damien Chazelle's Babylon, a period drama reuniting her with her Once Upon a Time in Hollywood costar Brad Pitt.
Barbie is set to have its theatrical premiere in 2023.