I am starting to run out of ways to talk about Greta Gerwig‘s upcoming adaptation of the popular children’s doll Barbie. Not only do we know very little about the actual plot of the film or even the director’s approach to modernizing the character, but we’ve had one of the biggest cast announcements. It may only rival that of Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer. Still, it’s not over yet for Barbie, as Tick, Tick … Boom! star Alexandra Shipp has joined the project.
I could count down the massive cast that includes Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, and so many more, but I’ll just link you to the categroy on our site here. Could one accuse me of being lazy? Probably, but try to figure out how to write about a film adapting a Barbie doll multiple times as the film just collects one actor after another. To be fair, it’s at least easier than trying to make up multiple articles that aren’t carbon copies when talking about an adaptation of J. Robert Oppenheimer‘s life.
Alexandra Shipp has been quite busy, as she filmed the sequel to Kung Fury opposite Michael Fassbender and also was in Silk Road. She’s also appeared in Shaft, and Jexi before making quite the splash with her appearance in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s directorial debut film, Tick, Tick … Boom!. It’s great to see her join this big project, and it’ll be interesting to see how the cast members factor into the story. Perhaps we’ll get a wide variety of Barbie copies or clones, but we can only theorize for now.