The live-action Barbie movie is shaping up to be a star-studded homage to Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll. Although plans to make a Barbie film were rumored as far back as 2009, the ball got rolling in 2018. Since then, some of Hollywood’s top stars have signed on for what is sure to be an instant classic.
Oscar-nominated writer and director Greta Gerwig turns 60+ years of America’s favorite doll into a light, funny movie that takes Barbie fans down memory lane. Barbie, Ken, and their crew of Barbies bring loads of fun and nostalgia as they hang out in Barbie Land — think Barbie Dream House — and go on a spontaneous adventure into the Real World.
Everything You Need to Know Before Watching Barbie
Here are all the Barbie movie details you need, including information about the cast members, when you can see the film in theaters, the plot, and more.
Warner Bros. official Barbie tagline is: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.”
Barbie, Ken, and their friends have always enjoyed their perfect life in Barbie Land, but when Barbie questions her mortality, she decides to take an adventure into the Real World.
Find more information about the plot and the making of Barbie in a recent article in Vogue.
The official runtime for Barbie is one hour and 54 minutes.
Barbie is rated PG-13, indicating parental guidance is suggested as some movie content may be inappropriate for children under 13. The Barbie movie is recognized as family-friendly, however, the film showcases adult humor that caters to an older audience.
Theater Release Date
The Barbie movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and released in theaters only nationwide on July 21, 2023, and internationally on July 19, 2023.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Mattel Films have not announced when or if Barbie will be available to stream. However, since Warner Bros. owns Max (formerly Max), Barbie is expected to stream exclusively on Max shortly after its theatrical run is complete.
The Barbie Official Trailer
The official Barbie trailer gives us a glimpse into the collection of Kens and Barbies, the sheer amount of pink, and a peek into Barbie’s girl power and Ken’s “Ken-ergy.” Watch the trailer below for the unveiling of Barbie and Ken’s big adventure.
The Barbie Movie Cast and Crew
The impressive cast is led by Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie who plays the titular role and produces the film through her production company LuckyChap Entertainment.
Here is a list of the top Barbie cast and crew:
- Margot Robbie as Barbie: The lead or “stereotypical” Barbie
- Ryan Gosling as Ken: Barbie’s boyfriend
Characters Living in the Real World
- Will Ferrell: CEO of Mattel
- Connor Swindells: An intern at Mattel
- Jamie Demetriou: Employee at Mattel
- Ana Cruz Kayne: Supreme Court Justice Barbie
- Alexandra Shipp: Author Barbie
- Dua Lipa: Mermaid Barbie
- Emma Mackey: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Barbie
- Hari Nef: Doctor Barbie
- Issa Rae: President Barbie
- Kate McKinnon: “Splits” Barbie
- Nicola Coughlan: Diplomat Barbie
- Ritu Arya: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Barbie
- Sharon Rooney: Lawyer Barbie
- Kingsley Ben-Adir
- Ncuti Gatwa
- Scott Evans
- Simu Liu
- John Cena
Other Notable Cast Members
- Helen Mirren
- America Ferrera
- Ariana Greenblatt
- Emerald Fennell
- Michael Cera
- Director: Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird)
- Writers: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
- Producers: Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Robbie Brenner, and David Heyman
- Production Companies: LuckyChap Entertainment, Heyday Films, Mattel Films, and Warner Bros.
Barbie Movie Soundtrack
Rolling Stone recently announced the artist lineup for the movie’s soundtrack Barbie: The Album. Some of the biggest names in the industry, including Charli XCX, Ice Spice, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj, are featured on what is sure to be the most talked about album of the summer. The 1997 song “Barbie Girl” from the pop group Aqua is not part of the album.
Dua Lipa, who makes her acting debut in the movie, released the lead single, “Dance the Night,” at the end of May. Several other songs will also have an early release, but you have to wait until the movie’s release date (July 21) for the full Barbie album.
Barbie Movie Dolls and Playsets
Mattel has released a full line of Barbie dolls, Ken dolls, and playsets inspired by the movie. The Barbie dolls feature the movie’s distinctive pink outfits, including the pink gingham dress, pink western outfit, and pink power pantsuit. See all the dolls and accessories available for purchase from Mattel.
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