Margot Robbie To Play Barbie In New Warner Bros. Live-Action Film

By Creative Media Times

Harley Quinn is about to live in a Barbie world. The “Suicide Squad” actress is set to play the iconic fashion doll from toy company Mattel, Inc., Variety is reporting.

Warner Bros. is said to be partnering with the fashion doll’s toy manufacturer Mattel to bring the film to the big screen, and the first movie from the company’s film division Mattel Films, and their first collaboration with Warner Bros.

“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” Robbie said.

“I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”

Robbie recently earned an academy award nomination for best actress for her portrayal of Tonya Hardin in the biographical film I, Tonya which she also produced. Currently, she can be seen in theaters as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots, alongside Saoirse Ronan.