Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has reportedly cast Dua Lipa and Saoirse Ronan. The singer, who will make her acting debut in the ‘Argylle’ later this year, is expected to star alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the upcoming live-action adaptation.
An insider said that Dua is creating waves in both music and cinema. She made a good impression in Argylle, and word of her talent travelled throughout Hollywood. Now she’s joined the cast of Barbie with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell and Saoirse Ronan.
This confirms rumours that the film will have several Barbie and Ken characters. According to The New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan, Issa Rae and Hari Nef will play Barbie alongside Robbie, while Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa will portray variants of Ken alongside Ryan Gosling.
Liu recently revealed that he agreed to work on the film after his agent praised the script as one of the best he’d ever read.
America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, Connor Swindells, Scott Evans and Jamie Demetriou are among the other cast members that have been confirmed.
Gerwig directs Barbie, which is based on a script she co-wrote with her boyfriend Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story). On 21st July, 2023, the film will be released in theatres.
Lipa teased what to expect from the follow-up to her 2020 album, ‘Future Nostalgia,’ which she characterised as “50 percent done” earlier this month.