The first pictures of Margot Robbie as Barbie are here! This is everything you need to know about the film

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Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images
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Ready for some nostalgia? It's official: Margot Robbie is coming to screens as the most famous doll in the world, Barbie herself. Reports that the actress was working on the role first surfaced all the way back in 2018, and now the film finally has pictures and a release date. Exciting!

Here's everything you ned to know about the upcoming Barbie film, including the cast, release date, pictures, plot and more...

Are there any pictures from the Barbie film?

We've finally got our first glimpse of Margot Robbie in character as Barbie, and she looks *uncanny*. Warner Bros tweeted the snap alongside confirmation of the US cinema release date (21st July 2023, FYI). We can see Margot sat in Barbie's iconic pink convertible car while sporting a (perfectly coordinated) blue outfit and blonde blow dry, and it literally feels like the doll herself has come to life.

Who has been cast in the Barbie film?

As we already know, Margot Robbie takes the lead as Barbie. And it gets even more exciting, as a whole host of famous names are starring alongside her, including Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Hari Nef and Will Ferrell, according to Variety.

Sex Education's Emma Mackey is also reportedly joining the cast, according to Digital Spy, with fans previously pointing out just how similar she and Margot Robbie look. Mackey's currently said to be starring in 'mystery role', while Will Ferrell reportedly plays the CEO of a toy company.

Behind the camera, Greta Gerwig is directing (she's previously directed Lady Bird and Little Women), so we're expecting great things. What's more, Margot Robbie co-runs the production company behind the film, LuckyChap Entertainment, with her husband and best friend.

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Is there a trailer for the Barbie film?

Sadly, there's not a trailer just yet. However, if the first glimpse at Margot in character as Barbie (above) is anything to go by, we can bet this one's going to be exciting.

What is the Barbie film about?

As for what will actually happen in the film, Margot Robbie has teased that it'll defy viewers' expectations. She told The Hollywood Reporter, "We like the things that feel a little left of centre. Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, 'Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,' but our goal is to be like, 'Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted.'"

Exciting!

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Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images

When is the Barbie film expected to be released?

Warner Bros has confirmed that the Barbie film will officially come to US cinemas on 21st July 2023 - just over a year away! It's not confirmed yet whether the release date will be the same for the UK. But we'd expect Barbie to hit screens in the UK either on the same date, or some time soon after July 2023.

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