Margot Robbie’s Barbie Movie Cast Will Ferrell In What Looks Like The Perfect Role
After Amy Schumer left the Barbie film in 2017 due to creative differences, the next film based on the famous toyline moved from Sony Pictures to Warner Bros. Pictures a year later. When summer 2019 arrived, The Suicide SquadMargot Robbie has been confirmed as the new cinematic Barbie, and over the past few months we’ve learned who will be joining her in the main cast. The latest addition to the lineup is Will Ferrell, and his reported role seems to suit him just fine.
Officially speaking, it has not been announced in who will play Will Ferrell. Barbie, only that he made a deal. That said, THR heard from a source that there is a “meta aspect” to the Barbie film, and that Ferrell will play the CEO of a toy company “which may or may not be Mattel”, the company that owns the real-life Barbie toyline.
Assuming this information is correct, Will Ferrell Barbie the role resembles his dual roles in 2014 The Lego Movie. This film also had a lot of meta commentary, and Ferrell both voiced the infamous Lord Business and played “The Man Upstairs”, Finn’s father, the boy who played out this elaborate storyline with these LEGO minifigures and sets. Even though the specific plot details aren’t among the things we know Barbie Still, the fact that Ferrell may be playing the CEO of a huge toy company in a “meta” story indicates that this film will have a little, if not a lot, of fun in the entirety of the Barbie property.
With Margot Robbie bringing Barbie to life (a role Anne Hathaway had circled after Amy Schumer’s departure), the only other officially confirmed role in the film is Barbie’s male counterpart Ken, who will be played by Ryan Gosling. . However, many other actors have been announced for Barbie. Back in February Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Star Simu Lu came on board, and his other co-stars include America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp and Emma Mackey. Little Women’s Great Gerwing leads Barbieas well as co-writing the screenplay with his partner Noah Baumbach.
Will Ferrell’s last film was Eurovision Song Contest 2020: The Story of Fire Saga, but he was seen more recently in the miniseries The narrowing next door. While Barbie set to drop in 2023, it won’t be the next movie we’ll see Ferrell in. This honor belongs to Fierythe modern musical reinvention of Apple TV+ A Christmas Carol which stars Ferrell as the Phantom Christmas Present and Ryan Reynolds as Ebenezer Scrooge. Ferrell also has the live-action animated comedy wandererswhich co-stars Jamie Foxx and Will Forte, slated for June 9, 2023, so I imagine Barbie will eventually be expected in the second half of this year.
Principal photography is now underway on Barbie, and if other major castings for the project are announced, we will pass them on. If you want to see new material from Will Ferrell now, stream The narrowing next door with an Apple TV+ subscription.