Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie is attached to star in “Barbie,” Mattel's feature film based on its globally recognized doll.
Robbie is also on board to produce through her production banner Lucky Chaps.
The film was previously set up at Sony, but after the option passed, Mattel took back the rights.
Amy Schumerdropped out due to scheduling conflicts, Anne Hathaway was also attached to replace Schumer at one point.
It was announced in October last year that Margot Robbie would star in the live-action barbie movie, now it's finally decided.
"This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon and Mattel Films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “And Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way.”
"Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president," Robbie said.
“I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.