Barbie the doll will come alive on screen and Margot Robbie will portray the role

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The combination of toymaker Mattel and movie studio Warner Bros. will bring the doll Barbie to life on screen and Margot Robbie, the Oscar-nominated actress, will portray the role. Robbie, an Australian actress, will also co-produce the film that will meet the long-pending demand from fans of the iconic doll that made its appearance in 1959. The plot, title or release date of the proposed movie is not known as yet but the decision was taken. As Robbie says – “playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child‘s journey to self-discovery.”

ABC AU reports Barbie has taken on innumerable roles in its lifetime like a robotics engineer, astronaut, and teacher and is a global figure.

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A statement from Margot Robbie published by Mattel drops a broad hint about the story. The aim of the movie will be to inspire audiences and focus on the positive aspects of the doll.

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Margot Robbie as Barbie

Barbie is a fashion doll but it has attracted controversy. Some critics have commented on its curves and tiny frame. In their opinion, it presented an unrealistic image for young girls. That, in fact, led to a downward trend in sales in 2014, which prompted California-based Mattel to modify the doll by introducing variety in the range of its products. Margot Robbie, who hails from Queensland, will be in the title role. She is a versatile actress who is in her late 20s. She has impressed in the roles she has acted in. These include like “Wolf of Wall Street (2013)” and “” and an Academy Award nomination in 2017 for “I, Tonya.”

Margot set up her own production company in 2014 and her fans will have many expectations from her.

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In the opinion of Warner Bros‘ Toby Emmerich, she has the ability to bring Barbie to life on screen in a way that will appeal to the audience of today.

Barbie will graduate from animation to real life

According to Sky News, the time is ripe for Barbie to move out of the arena of animation and DVDs into real life and the responsibility of making that happen will rest with Margot Robbie. She received accolades for her performance in “Mary Queen of Scots” and the Barbie movie could add another feather in her cap.

The debut of the toy was at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1959 and over the past six decades, it has taught kids to imagine themselves in different characters. Plans for a live-action film on Barbie had been doing the rounds in Hollywood for a long time. but they fizzled out.

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  • https://www.abc.au/news/2019-01-09/margot-robbie-to-play-barbie-in-live-action-film/10702240
  • https://news.sky/story/margot-robbie-to-play-barbie-in-new-live-action-film-11602264