Barbie Movie Locks in Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig
The film by Margot Robbie Barbie is much more real than Warner Bros. two very talented filmmakers to give life to the popular toy on the big screen. Greta Gerwig, who previously directed Oscar-nominated Oscar-nominated Lady Bird (19459004), is now on the director's deck. Gerwig will also collaborate on the screenplay alongside Noah Baumbach, known for films such as The Squid and the Whale and the movie Netflix The Stories of Meyerowitz (New and Selected) .
According to several new reports, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach were asked to write the scenario for Barbie currently in place at Warner Bros. The project was set up development for a while and was previously being processed at Sony Pictures. Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer were both associated to take the lead role. Once the film was transferred to Warner Bros., Margot Robbie landed. Gerwig is looking for this sequel for his future adaptation of Little Women which has a cast of stars and should be prepared for a season of awards at the end of the year.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have already worked together several times, as in the acclaimed independent film of 2012 Frances Ha . For the most part, both filmmakers remained loyal to the independent world. So, something like Barbie seems to be very unusual for them. But from Warner Bros. From the point of view of perspective, they meet a few people who have proven they know how to deliver an essential darling, working with a property that has global appeal with a star who has proven she can wear a blockbuster ( Suicide Squad ), while also being able to gain critical praise ( I, Tonya ). On paper, this seems like a solid way of dealing with something like this.
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Mattel recently launched his own department dedicated to bringing some of their most beloved properties, such as ] Barbie on the screen. This allowed them to take a little more control over the projects. Margot Robbie, in addition to the lead role, is expected to produce through her own LuckyChap production company. Robbie has been much more active behind the scenes lately. She also produced Birds of Prey which will serve as her return for the role of Harley Quinn in the DC Universe. Speaking of DC, this report notes that Wonder Woman's director Patty Jenkins was supposed to be direct, but it never really took off. Lady Bird who won many accolades and won the Academy Award for best film at the Oscars. Gerwig has become one of the few women to have ever been named Best Director. There is no word yet on how quickly production could start. Warner Bros. has not yet set an exit date. We will keep you informed as soon as all details are available. This news comes to us via the Hollywood Reporter.