LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian actress Margot Robbie is to play Barbie in the first live-action feature movie about the iconic and controversial doll, who has enjoyed multiple careers in her 60-year lifetime.
No plot, title or release date was announced for the film, which comes 60 years after the adult-figured Barbie fashion doll was launched in March 1959.
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Robbie, who was Oscar-nominated for her starring role in the 2017 ice-skating movie “I, Tonya” and who appeared in the 2016 superhero movie “Suicide Squad,” said she hoped the film would “have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.”
“Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” the actress said in a statement.
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