The A-list ensemble for Warner Bros. Barbie movie continues to grow as sources tell Deadline that Kate McKinnon is set to join the cast of the new film centered on the iconic doll line starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. America Ferrara and Simu Liu are also on board with Greta Gerwig directing. Robbie is on board to play Barbie with Gosling set to play Ken. It is unknown who McKinnon will be playing.
Gerwig also co-wrote script with Noah Baumbach.
Plot details are still unknown, but given Gerwig’s track record as a director, one can expect that this won’t be your typical take on the doll’s story. Robbie is producing the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner along with LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley. Robbie Brenner also will produce through Mattel, as will David Heyman via Heyday Films. LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara and Mattel’s Ynon Kreiz are executive producers.