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Margot Robbie Will Star In Live Action "Barbie" Film

The Australian actor will star as the iconic doll in a live-action film that is due to be released next year.

January 8, 2019

Originally a role that was promised to Amy Schumer, Margot Robbie will be starring in a new live action "Barbie" movie, created by Sony and Mattel. 

"Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child's journey to self-discovery. Over the brand's almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president," Robbie told E! News in a statement. "I'm so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can't imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen."