Upcoming Barbie’s New Film: Plot, Cast, Date – All We Know So Far

Let’s take a look at Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film which is one of the most awaited movies of next year.

Margot Robbie

Barbie is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2023. The internet has provided us with plenty of rumors and gossip about Greta Gerwig’s third feature, based on the iconic Mattel toy doll. The indie darling on screen turned to directing with critically acclaimed Lady Bird (2018) and Little Women (2020), putting her stamp firmly on modern feminist cinema. 

As the first images from Greta Gerwig’s bold new vision for Barbie have emerged over the past weeks, here’s a recap of everything we know about the film so far.

Plot of Barbie’s movie.

The film is set in “Barbieland,” a beautiful, colorful society with Kens and Barbies. Ryan Gosling’s Ken, said to be a “complete doofus”, is obsessed with Barbie, but loves the real world for all the reasons Barbie hates it (beauty standards, sexism, etc). Gerwig’s film eventually becomes a “big fish out of water comedy” as Ken and Barbie leave “Barbieland” for the real world and the Mattel CEO (Will Ferrell) goes after the duo to bring them back to Barbieland. If it sounds painfully clichéd, it’s worth noting that feminist auteur Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) is both writing and directing the movie, with input from her partner Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story).

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

“Right in the beginning, we had a sleepover for the Barbies, which would involve playing games with Scott [Evans] and Ncuti [Gatwa],” she said.

She later added that ““Barbie is light and funny and silly and American and pink.”

“People immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,'” she said, “But our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted.'”

List of the cast of the Barbie movie.

The titular role of the Barbie film will be the gorgeous Margot Robbie, with Ryan Gosling as Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken. Moreover, the film will also include notable actors Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Hari Nef, and most intriguingly, Sex Education’s Emma Mackey who also signed with co-star Ncuti Gatwa (yet-to-be-revealed role) with rumours that Robbie Robbie Doppelganger could be playing one of Barbie’s three young sisters, Skipper, Chelsea, and Stacie.

When will the Barbie movie be released?

As announced by Warner Bros. Pictures at CinemaCon 2022 (Las Vegas), the movie is set to hit cinemas on July 21, 2023.

What Do We Know from Online So Far?

A seemingly endless number of photos and videos from the film set a trend on twitter, what seems like every couple of days. Here are some pictures below.

Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling
Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling

Barbie’s New Film: A Trend

The Barbie’s upcoming film is currently giving us the Barbiecore trend thanks to the worldwide creative designers who are creating collections for the FW 2022-23 season, inspired by the iconic plastic dolls, such as Valentino PP, Versace, Carolina Herrera, Alexander McQueen, Loewe, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Molly Goddard, etc.

Valentino PP FW22-23’
Valentino PP FW22-23’

The trend started with fashion and beauty (think monochrome pink outfits and bleached hair). We have officially entered the era of Barbiecore.

Elsa Hosk

Moreover, many celebrities are keen on wearing this trend like Leonie Hanne, Elsa Hosk, Zendaya, Lizzo, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, among others.