Set photos from the upcoming Barbie film show off star Margot Robbie’s latest hot pink look that calls back to the grooviest decade of them all.
Photos from the set of Barbie give fans a glimpse into the film’s rose-tinted world.
Twitter user Cravemedia_ posted a pair of behind-the-scenes pictures of the upcoming film. The images feature star Margot Robbie stepping out of a trailer wearing a hot pink, bell-bottom jumpsuit adorned with glimmering stars and accompanied by a matching ascot.
Based on the eponymous Mattel toyline of the same name, Barbie is the first live-action entry into the global media franchise. Since Barbie dolls first hit the market in 1959, the brand has spawned countless toys and accessories, as well as several books, games, and animated features.
Robbie previously commented on the inherent challenges with adapting the iconic Barbie brand amidst audience expectations, noting that “It comes with a lot of baggage. And a lot of nostalgic connections.” She continued, “But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it. People generally hear Barbie and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…”
Ryan Gosling is slated to star alongside Robbie as Ken, Barbie’s long-time boyfriend and fellow brand leader. Based on an official image released by Warner Bros., Gosling will be sporting bleached-blonde hair and a passion for revealing denim vests. Will Ferrell also signed on to Barbie in a role that reportedly may or may not be “the CEO of a toy company [Mattel].” Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu may also join the project in a currently undisclosed part.
The movie comes as the culmination of a long and fraught production which was first announced in 2014. At the time, Amy Schumer was slated to portray a new take on the Barbie archetype based on a script from Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. After Schumer dropped out of the role, Anne Hathaway signed on but eventually stepped away from the project. After the rights reverted to Mattel in 2018, the company partnered with Warner Bros. to produce the film.
Barbie is set to arrive in theaters on July 21, 2023. Warner Bros. will likely reveal more in the coming months.
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