“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery,” said Robbie in a statement that sounds like it’s come straight from Mattel’s press department. “Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president.”
“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.” Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway had both been rumoured for the role over the years.
Next on the agenda? WHO WILL PLAY KEN? Our money is on an all-Australian double-act between Robbie and Chris Hemsworth. Make it happen, Warner… make it happen.