Margot Robbie will produce and star in a live-action Barbie movie. In a statement, the actress tells E! News that she believes the movie "will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide." Amy Schumer had been attached to play the iconic doll but dropped out in 2017.
"I'm so honoured to take on this role that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children," the Australian actress continued. Robbie, 28, said she could not have imagine "better partners" than Warner Bros and Barbie creator Mattel.
The film, which has yet to have a title, a director or a release date, marks the first collaboration between the two US companies.