A handful of new character posters for Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film have confirmed a long-running rumor: Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are far from the only Barbie and Ken dolls in the film. Pop superstar Dua Lipa will make her acting debut alongside Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Kate McKinnon, Hari Nef, and others playing Barbie variations, while Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, and Scott Evans play Ken variations, while. After the official Barbie movie account followed the pop star Dua Lipa on Instagram last year, there was speculation that she had a role in the film. Some rumors state that she has also recorded the movie’s theme song, though this has yet to be confirmed.
A running theme in the Barbie character posters is that each Barbie actor plays a version of Barbie with a distinct profession Dua Lipa’s Barbie is a mermaid, Issa Rae‘s Barbie is president, Nicola Coughlan‘s Barbie is a diplomat, whereas all Ken actors simply play Ken. The character posters also show Helen Mirren as the narrator, Will Ferrell as a Mattel CEO, and Michael Cera as Allan for the first time. While the entire cast has now been revealed, the “Barbie” plot remains a mystery. The film is expected to follow Robbie and Gosling’s characters as they struggle to adjust to life in the real world. The movie is set to premiere on July 21st in theaters.
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