The cast of the Barbie film continues to grow, as in the latest Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision blog it was announced that Simu Liu has joined the production. He’ll join the Margot Robbie-led project that is from the minds of Greta Gerwig – who is also directing the project – and Noah Baumbach. Ryan Gosling is also part of the cast and his casting is another sign of how Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings catapulted him to the top of casting lists. He’s not the only addition, as just the other day we heard that America Ferrera is also joining the film’s cast.
This film is still continuing to blow away expectations, as a film based on the popular doll seems like something that would get rushed out. Barbie isn’t a stranger to cheap productions either, as there are many children-focused films that released throughout the years – and my step-sister forced me to watch with her when she was younger. Given how popular the product is, it seems like there’s a big hope to not only bank on the brand but potentially even create a film that defies expectations similar to how the Lego Movie used a meta-narrative to surprise viewers at the time. There’s still some time before it starts production, but it might become a project to keep an eye out for.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter