There’s something brilliantly “whatevs” about the film’s IMDB synopsis:
Barbie lives in Barbie Land and then a story happens.
What story? Getting her nails done? Winning a Nobel prize? Remembering bin day after a bank holiday? Solving the mystery of Lord Lucan? Growing Lancashire’s biggest marrow? These are all things I would put on my instagram if they happened to me, so any of them would be all good.
The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie, and Ryan Gosling as her smooth boyfriend Ken, and presumably neither would dare star in anything regressive where the lead character’s boobs are so out of proportion they fall over. Or maybe they will? I’m sort of expecting a cross between Clueless and Wonder Woman — and we only have a year to wait!
The romantic comedy is due in July 2023. Co-starring with Robbie and Gosling are Emma Mackay, Will Ferrell, America Fererra, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Connor Swindells. The film is directed by Greta Gerwig from a script by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
Check out the image below — it’s not officially a poster, but let’s face it they could just put Barbie! Coming soon in big letters on it and it would do.