Give it a shot, Simu Liu.
Warner Bros.’ imminent Barbie movie, a film based on the iconic doll, has just included a recent Marvel Cinematic Universe superstar. Margot Robbie stars Barbie, while Ryan Gosling plays her boy toy Ken, as previously stated. Up to now, who Liu or America Ferrera, who recently joined the cast, will play in the live-action movie is still a mystery.
Greta Gerwig is directing the film based on a screenplay she co-wrote with her longtime collaborator Noah Baumbach. The plot’s specifics have still been hidden.
“Barbie” which has been on the way since 2019, is set to start off production in early 2022 at Warner Bros. Leavesden in London. It’s set to be released in theaters in 2023.
Gerwig and Baumbach have worked together on a number of projects, including “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America.” Gerwig directed both 2017’s coming-of-age drama “Lady Bird” and 2019’s high-profile “Little Women” remake, both of which https://thefirstmonth.org/amb/ nominated for Oscar’s best picture.
Robbie, in addition to playing Barbie, will produce the film under her production company LuckyChap. Producers include LuckyChap CEO Tom Ackerley, Mattel Films executive Robbie Brenner, and filmmaker David Heyman.
Liu was most renowned for his role as Jung Kim in the Canadian sitcom “Kim’s Convenience” before becoming one of Marvel’s latest superheroes. The show, which aired for five seasons, grew in popularity in the United States once it was made available on Netflix. Prior to his major break in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” he starred in episodes of “Orphan Black” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” The comic book adventure premiered in the fall of 2021 and became a box office success (by pandemic standards), grossing 4 million domestically and 2 million internationally. Before joining Barbie’s world, Liu will appear in Lionsgate’s canine adventure “Arthur the King,” co-starring Mark Wahlberg.