Margot Robbie to play iconic character in new film
MARGOT Robbie is reportedly in talks to star in a Barbie movie, according to multiple outlets.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to starring in the feature film, the Oscar-nominated Aussie actress would also produce the project through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.
A rep for Robbie, 28, did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The studio would reportedly be taking over for Sony Pictures, where the film was previously in development.
A Barbie film was first announced back in 2014.
In 2016, Amy Schumer was reportedly set to star in the film. However, she later dropped out due to "scheduling conflicts," and it was reported that Anne Hathaway would be Schumer's replacement.
At the time, the plot was billed as a "contemporary spin on the toy with an emphasis on feminism and identity," per The Hollywood Reporter. It is unclear if the previous plot will remain.
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