Margot Robbie to Star in Live Action “Barbie” Movie

Margot Robbie. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9309840se)

Margot Robbie is in talks to lead Barbie movie. 

Entertainment Tonight reports that the I, Tonya star has been tapped to star in a new feature film about the iconic doll. 

Robbie is also set to produce the film via her production company, Lucky Chaps from Warner Bros. 

The project has been long gestating. It was first announced in 2014 and then again in 2016. Robbie isn’t the first actress attached to the project. At first, it was Amy Schumer who was linked to the project but after she exited due to scheduling conflicts, Anne Hathaway was attached to star. 

According to the outlet, the first about the worldwide popular toy will put a feminist spin on the doll with an emphasis on body image and identity.