Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie is reportedly going to star in “Barbie”, Mattel's feature film based on its globally recognised doll.
The “Suicide Squad” actress is also on board to produce the film through her production banner Lucky Chaps, reports variety.com.
The film was previously set up at Sony, but after the option passed, Mattel took back the rights.
It is currently unknown if Mattel is sticking to the original script, which was to star Amy Schumer, as she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The first script had more of an adult comedy tone.
The doll is a global brand powerhouse, with sales of over $3 billion worldwide.
“Barbie” has taken on more than 150 roles through her 50+ years, including princess, president, mermaid, and movie star.
Pic courtesy: Margot Robbie Instagram