Simu Liu is in negotiations to join Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera in the Barbie movie at Warner Bros.
The script was written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, with Gerwig set to direct. Plot details are unknown at this time, but we do known that Gosling is playing Barbie's love interest, Ken.
Robbie is starring as Barbie and producing the project via her LuckyChap banner alongside LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley. Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner and Paddington’s David Heyman are also producing.
Liu is best known thanks to work in Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience and of course, kicking through mainstream as Marvel superhero Shang-Chi. The Marvel Studios/Disney feature grossed $432 million at the global box office, one of the highest-grossing films of the pandemic.