Now, it’s playtime. Warner Brothers just released a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated summer film, “Barbie.”
The cast is led by Margot Robbie as the titular doll, who also serves as a producer through her production company, LuckyChap banner. The project is being helmed by acclaimed “Lady Bird” and “Little Women” director Geta Gerwig, she also co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach.
Besides Robbie, the film also boasts a star-studed cast including Ryan Gosling (“La La Land“) as Ken, America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty“), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live“), Ariana Greenblatt (“Love and Monsters“), Alexandra Shipp (“tick, tick…BOOM!“), Emma Mackey (“Sex Education“), Issa Rae (“Insecure“), Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World“), Hari Nef (“Transparent“), and Will Ferrell as the CEO of the toy company.
Narrated by Dame Helen Mirren in the trailer which is done in the style of the iconic “2001: A Space Odyssey” from Stanley Kubrick, the film explains how Barbie changed the landscape for toys when children played mostly with baby dolls beforehand.
When People Magazine asked Ryan Gosling, “what it was like to break the internet with playful online reactions to his photo reveal in character as Ken, he joked, “Well, the internet has been trying to break me for years. It gave me no other choice.” And Gosling continued, “We’ve been having so much fun making this movie and it felt nice to see everyone else start having as much fun as we are. I can’t wait for the film to come out and for that to continue.”
The film is also produced by LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerly and Mattel Films. “Barbie” is in theaters July 21.