Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are all set for their next project together – Barbie. The upcoming comedy film based on the extremely popular childhood toy is directed by Greta Gerwig. She is popularly known for directing movies like Little Women and Lady Bird. Apart from directing Barbie, she has also co-written the story, along with her husband Noah Baumbach.
With a release set in the summer of 2023, fans are certainly going to be curious as to what the movie is going to be like. However, the Barbie team has been relatively tight-lipped about the details of the movie. Recently Greta Gerwig spoke about how nervous she was initially to take on the role of Barbie’s director and writer.
Barbie: A Career-Ender for Greta Gerwig?
In the latest episode of Dua Lipa’s podcast, At Your Service, Greta Gerwig revealed that she was terrified when it came to working on the star-studded film, Barbie. She added that there was a whole lot of confusion about what the plot of the movie was going to be like and compared her situation to having vertigo.
“It was terrifying. There’s something about starting from that place where it’s like ‘well, anything is possible.’ It felt like vertigo starting to write it. Like, where do you even begin? What would be the story?”
Gerwig stated that while the nervousness about the project was there, she was also excited to take on the challenge. She told Lipa that any project which makes her feel like it’s a career ender is usually the best stuff out there. It looks like, for Gerwig, life is all about taking risks.
“That feeling that I had was knowing that it would be really interesting terror. Usually that’s where the best stuff is. I am terrified of that. Anything where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender,’ then you’re like, ‘OK, I probably should do it.’”
The Lady Bird director continued on the podcast about her experience making Barbie and spoke fondly of the manufacturer of the Barbie doll toy, Mattel. She stated that they were completely on board with her vision and termed them as “amazing partners.” Gerwig also added that Mattel gave her a rare level of “trust and freedom” and didn’t feel the need to micro-manage the film.
What to Expect From Barbie
Barbie is already expected to be one of the biggest hits of 2023, and rightly so. With a star-studded cast led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the movie is all set to break records. Extensive details of the film have been kept a secret with no one knowing exactly what the plot is going to be like. Well, except for the fact that Gosling is going to don a bunch of wild outfits for his role as Ken.
One thing we do know is that Barbie is going to be an entertaining, bright, and pink adventure. Will Ferrell, who will be seen as a fictional CEO of Mattel, stated that the movie is an “example of high art and low art.” He also added that while the movie is going to be a “loving homage” to the brand, it is also going to be immensely satirical.
Apart from Gosling, Ferrell, and Robbie, the movie will also see other well-known actors, including Simu Liu, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, and Kate McKinnon. One thing’s for sure, the bright Barbieland adventure is going to be an extremely entertaining watch!
Barbie is set for a release in theatres on July 21, 2023.