The all-new Barbie movie is set to be released in July 2023 and anticipation is rising. The film follows the classic story of a doll that comes alive, but it promises something unique and different.
Not only will this version of Barbie be more diverse than ever before, allowing girls of all ages to see themselves represented on screen, but the story also looks at loneliness, friendship and creating a positive body image for young girls.
Barbie has been an iconic toy since 1959 when she was first introduced as a teenage fashion model and over the years she has grown with us. From astronaut to vet tech, she has become one of the most recognizable characters in modern pop culture. Now she takes on her next challenge – becoming a real-life movie star.
Meet the Amazing Hollywood Cast of the Barbie Movie
The movie is being produced by Mattel Films, the film production branch of the toy company behind Barbie. The story follows a young girl and her dolls as they come alive from their world inside a dreamhouse.
Through this imaginative story, Barbie will be able to explore different aspects of life and help young girls to understand body image in a positive way. View the full A-List cast below.
Margot Robbie as Barbie
Margot Robbie will be playing the lead role of Barbie in the new movie. She is best known for her roles in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Suicide Squad, as well as many other films.
Ryan Gosling as Ken
Greta Gerwig will take on an unspecified role in the film. Her directing credits include Lady Bird and Little Women, which both received critical acclaim and multiple Academy Awards nominations.
Emma Mackey as Barbie’s Physician
Emma Mackey will star as Barbie’s physician, who helps her through her journey to find her true self. She is known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix series Sex Education.
Simu Liu as Un Ken
Simu Liu will play the role of Un Ken, Barbie’s sidekick. He has been a rising star on Canadian television and is best known for playing Jung Kim in the sitcom Kim’s Convenience.
Will Ferrell as Toy Company CEO
Will Ferrell will portray the Toy Company CEO who seeks to keep Barbie under his control. He has starred in many beloved comedies including Anchorman, Step Brothers and Elf.
Michael Cera as Alan
Michael Cera will take on the role of Alan, Barbie’s loyal friend and companion. He is known for his roles in Arrested Development and Juno.
America Ferrera as Barbie
America Ferrera will join the cast to play a different version of Barbie. She has starred in hit films including Superstore and How To Train Your Dragon, and is also an Emmy Award-winning producer.
Kate McKinnon as Barbie Gymnast
Kate McKinnon will portray Barbie’s gymnast friend who helps her along on her journey. She is known for her work on Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, and The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Ariana Greenblatt as Unspecified Role
Ariana Greenblatt will take on an unspecified role in the movie. She has been rising through the ranks and is best known for her roles in Avengers: Infinity War and The One and Only Ivan.
Hari Nef as Barbie Doctor
Hari Nef will play Barbie’s doctor, who helps her on the path to finding her true self. She is an actress, model, writer, and producer and has starred in numerous films including Assassination Nation and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Issa Rae as Barbie
Issa Rae will also take on a role of Barbie in the movie. She is an award-winning actress, director, producer, writer and philanthropist best known for creating HBO’s Insecure.
Emerald Fennell as Midge
Emerald Fennell will play Midge, Barbie’s close friend and confidante. She is best known for her role in Call The Midwife and as screenwriter of the award-winning film Promising Young Woman.
Ncuti Gatwa as Un Ken
Ncuti Gatwa will portray Un Ken, Barbie’s sidekick in her journey to finding her true self. He has starred in the Netflix series Sex Education and Luther.
Alexandra Shipp as Barbie Writer
Alexandra Shipp will star as Barbie’s writer friend who helps her along the way. She is known for her roles in X-Men: Apocalypse and Love, Simon.
Connor Swindells as Connor Swindells
Connor Swindells will join the cast in a role yet to be confirmed. He is best known for his roles in Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World and Ready Player One.
Rhea Perlman as Aunt Millie
Rhea Perlman, best known for her role as Carla in the hit sitcom Cheers, is set to star as the voice of Aunt Millie in Barbie. The iconic actress has won four Emmy Awards during her career and is no stranger to voicing animated characters.
Dua Lipa as Rockin’ Raquelle
Dua Lipa, one of the world’s most acclaimed pop singers, will lend her voice to the character Rockin’ Raquelle. The Grammy Award winner has quickly become a fan favorite with hits such as ‘New Rules’ and ‘Don’t Start Now’.
Helen Mirren as Fairy Queen Marlo
Helen Mirren, one of the most acclaimed actresses in Hollywood, will bring her talents to Barbie as fairy queen Marlo. She has won multiple awards throughout her career including an Oscar for Best Actress and numerous Golden Globe awards.
It’s clear that this all-star cast is sure to make the upcoming Barbie movie magical! Fans are sure to be delighted by the amazing talent that will bring this story to life. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more information about when you can expect it in theaters!
The Amazing and Fantasy Cast of the Barbie Movie
While some may think that Barbie’s transformation into a movie star is simply another marketing ploy for the doll, it could actually serve as an important teaching moment for all little girls.
In today’s age, there are more diverse onscreen representations than ever before and having Barbie as part of that movement can help break down boundaries between races and genders.
We can’t wait to see how the movie turns out, and if it will be a Barbie classic for years to come!