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EntertainmentGreta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie

14:35  16 july  2019
14:35  16 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Barbie might be next for Gerwig : The Oscar-nominated Greta Gerwig will be co - writing the latest draft of the screenplay for the upcoming live-action Barbie movie , and she’s also interested in possibly directing the film. She's a Barbie girl in a Barbie world: Hollywood It-girl Margot Robbie is the latest

Greta Gerwig will be co - writing the screenplay for the upcoming live-action Barbie movie and she’s also in talks to possibly direct the film! Margot Robbie will be playing Barbie in the movie . Greta and Margot grew close during the 2018 awards season when their movies Lady Bird and I, Tonya

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie © AP

Everyone knows who Barbie is, but the quest to bring the doll to life on the silver screen has already been a long one.

While Hollywood It-girl Margot Robbie is the latest actress attached to play the inimitable doll, another blond in Tinseltown is now rumored to be taking part in the film behind the scenes: none other than Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig.

The Oscar-nominated Gerwig will be co-writing the latest draft of the screenplay for the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, and according to The Hollywood Reporter she’s also interested in possibly directing the film.

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie © AP

Barbie has already been in development for the big screen for at least a year or two, with the project first being housed at Sony.

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Margot Robbie 's Barbie movie just got a whole lot more real, as Warner Bros. has lined up a couple of very talented filmmakers to help bring the popular Greta Gerwig , who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated Lady Bird , is now on deck to direct the movie . Gerwig will also co - write the screenplay

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At the outset, Amy Schumer generated a fair amount of buzz when she was rumored to be considering the role.

When that didn't pan out, The Devil Wears Prada star Anne Hathaway was said to be potentially taking on the role of the iconic Mattel toy.

Now, the movie is at Warner Bros. with 29-year-old Robbie cast in the starring role.

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie © Getty

Gerwig, 35, will be writing the screenplay with her longtime creative and romantic partner, Squid And The Whale filmmaker Noah Baumbach.

Gerwig's will be the latest draft of the movie, with a previous incarnation written by Ocean's Eight co-scribe Olivia Milch.

Robbie, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role of Tonya Harding in 2017's I, Tonya, is also producing the Barbie movie.

Greta is an unorthodox choice for the Mattel property, as her and Baumbach's respective repertoires would be considered anything but mainstream.

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie

From left: Greta Gerwig , Noah Baumbach, Margot Robbie . Margot Robbie will star and is also producing the project via her LuckyChap banner alongside Baumbach earned an Academy Award nomination for The Squid and the Whale and last directed The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Adam

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However, thinking outside the mainstream may in fact be the best play for Barbie, as the historic doll will have to be presented in a clever and interesting way in order to succeed in today's cultural marketplace.

Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie © AP

As far as current projects, Gerwig is presently wrapping up her adaptation of Little Women, which she wrote and directed.

That film stars Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern and Emma Watson, and is due out this Christmas.

Robbie can be seen later this month in the role of Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

The Australian-born actress also has a slew of additional films in the pike, with no fewer than four projects in which she will again portray DC Comics villain Harley Quinn.

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“ Barbie ” movie , with Margot Robbie set to portray the iconic doll. Gerwig is also being eyed to direct , though no deal has yet closed. Robbie is also on board to produce through her production banner LuckyChap, with Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment and Robbie Brenner of Mattel also

Greta Gerwig , Noah Baumbach to Write Margot Robbie ’s ‘ Barbie ’ Movie ; Gerwig Eyed to Direct . Robbie is co -producing the Barbie movie through her Luckychap banner, adding another film to her growing producer’s resume that also includes Birds of Prey and an untitled Shakespeare project set

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Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird fame to co-write and possibly direct the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie

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