In a surprising turn of events, it looks like Ryan Gosling will be joining the most unique of projects after all. Reports have Gosling signing on to help Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach tackle Barbie, which is slated to release in theaters sometime in 2023. The film would star Margot Robbie as the titular character, with Gerwig serving as director and co-writing its script with Baumbach. Gosling would be playing Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, which would likely be the greatest casting of all time if it happens for real. Gosling had originally turned the role down due to issues with his schedule, but signing on now does seem to show the potential that this movie has.
As the plot details of the film and a proper start date for the shoot are currently under wraps, one wonders what kind of Barbie adaptation will Gerwig cook up with such high-profile actors like Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. Will recurring Gerwig collaborators Timothée Chalamet and Tracy Letts board the project too? Could it be a PG-13 adaptation of Barbie?
Who knows, but the possibilities are absolutely endless here as this could be one of the most iconic films ever crafted if done right. No hyperbole here, the talent is there for something truly special, for Barbie and non-Barbie fans alike.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter