Margot Robbie In Talks To Play Barbie
Margot Robbie is preparing to get dolled up for another big role.
The Aussie actress is the latest star said to be considering taking on the role of Barbie after Warner Bros. revealed they were in discussion to take over the long-awaited film from Sony after delays in production.
Initially, the role was meant to be played by Amy Schumer, who was later forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
In a statement to the Variety, Schumer said, “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners.”
“I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen,” she added.
A spokesperson for Sony also acknowledged the star's departure, saying, "We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”
Anne Hathaway was later rumoured to replace the actress, with Sony slating the film for a June 29, 2018 release, which was later pushed back to May 8, 2020.
Schumer wished Hathaway good luck on possibly stepping into the role with a selfie on Instagram, writing, “Hathaway smathaway. Jkjk she’s perfect!! Can’t wait to see it!”
Robbie has been busy filming a number of blockbuster films over the past several years, with her role as infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tony landing the 27-year-old a nomination for an Academy Award.
She’s also set to star as murdered actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated Manson family movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Plus she'll be appearing in Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots.