It will be an evil manager of Mattel

Few films, outside of the Marvel or DC circuit, are as expected as the adaptation of Barbie. Warner Bros’ commitment to a super cast led by Margot Robbie y Ryan Gosling, under the watchful eye of filmmaker Greta Gerwig, gradually captivated the curiosity of the internet. To the point of bursting with satisfaction when seeing the leaked images in which the two artists wore iconic clothing models from the popular toy brand. Far from interest centering on Robbie and Gosling, Barbie It has a wonderful supporting cast. Starting with the stars of Sex Education, Emma Mackey , Connor Swindells and Ncuti Gatwa, the protagonist of Marvel, Simu Liu will have his space as a hypothetical Asian version of the Ken doll. Apart from Michael Cera (Supersalidos), Alexandra Shipp (Tick, Tick Boom), we have now been able to confirm that the role of Will Ferrell will be that of an evil CEO from the Mattel brand.

Margot Robbie Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie characterized as Ken and Barbie (Warner Bros)

The actor specializing in comedy spoke in an interview with The Wall Street Journal of the production: “I can play the CEO of Mattel and be that guy who’s insensitive but weird and then, I can’t gut anything, I’m excited anyway”recounted the actor Zoolander. According to the official synopsis, Barbie will narrate how the classic doll is expelled from the kingdom of ‘Barbieland’ for not being perfect enough. Later, Ferrell continued in his talk talking about what we can find next year when the tape is released:

Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell Will Ferrell on the set of Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

“In my humble opinion, it is the ultimate example of high art and low art. It’s a charming homage to the brand, and at the same time, it couldn’t be more satirical. An amazing commentary on the male patriarchy and women in society and why Barbie is criticized and yet every girl still wants to play with Barbie, when I read it I was like ‘This is fantastic’.

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Margot Robbie como Barbie
Margot Robbie como Barbie Margot Robbie in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (Paramount Pictures)

Barbie will hit theaters next July 21, 2023. The script has been co-written by Gerwig herself with her partner, also director Noah Baumbach. The person responsible for story of a marriage directed actress and director in the celebrated Frances Ha. We will still have to wait to see even a first trailer. For his part, before the end of the year, Ferrell has pending the premiere of the spirit of christmasthe Apple TV + movie in which he shares the lead with Ryan Reynolds.