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Actress Margot Robbie is set to earn HUGE praise for her role in Mary, Queen of Scots, and now the Australian is set to star in a totally different movie.

She's officially signed on to produce and star in a live-action BARBIE movie, E! News reported today.

Warner Bros. and Mattel have struck up a partnership to bring the franchise to the cinemas in it's first ever live-action take on the famous doll.

Chairman of Warner Bros, Toby Emmerich, commented on Margot's new role in the project;

"Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today's audiences." Robbie intends on co-producing the movie under LuckyChap Entertainment.

The 28-year-old actress released a statement expressing her delight at playing the role of Barbie;

"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."


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She continued; "I'm so honoured 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."

Tom Ackerley, Margot's husband, as well as her business partner are also co-producers. Mattel took back the rights after the option passed on Sony's deal, and Robbie signed a first-look negotiation with Warner Bros in 2016.

Chairman and CEO of Mattel, said in a statement; "Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen. We look forward to building on this collaboration with Warner Bros Pictures as we tell the stories of our beloved brands."


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Amy Schumer was previously roped in to portray the titular doll she dropped out in 2017, saying in a statement, "Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen." 

A director or release date has yet to be assigned. 

We can't wait to see what Margot does with this role, she really can be anything she wants. Barbie inspo 101.


According to emerging reports, one of our favourite Hollywood stars has tied the knot!

Margot Robbie, who ha been dating Tom Ackerley since meeting on the set of Suite Francaise in 2014, is said to have taken the plunge in a ceremony on Byron Bay last night.

It has been reported that the Suicide Squad star exchanged vows with Tom in front of family and friends during the private ceremony at a luxury wedding venue in Ewingsdale.

While the couple themselves have yet to comment on reports, sources close to the high-profile pair have offered an insight into their decision-making.

"The Gold Coast was somewhere she always wanted to get married, given it's where she was raised as a kid on her grandparents' farm," an insider reportedly revealed.

"They decided to get marry around Christmas so they could spend time with both their families afterwards, which they've never done before."

According to those in the know, the Ackerleys are preparing to spend Christmas Down Under with the Robbies.



Actress Margot Robbie has supposedly been in a relationship for the last seven months, but it certainly didn't seem that way over the weekend.

The Wolf of Wall Street star was spotted getting very cosy with actor Alexander Skarsgard during a recent event at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where Margot is promoting her upcoming film Z for Zachariah. 

The pair met on the set of Tarzan, which comes out next year, but onlookers said they definitely looked like more than just co-stars during a night of partying on Friday.

Margot and Alexander were seen sitting together at a 10AK Tinder party looking seriously cosy. "They were there late-night holding hands. Margot and Alexander definitely looked like a couple," an eyewitness told E! News. "They were very touchy-feely and at one point were full on kissing."

Despite the apparent PDA on Friday, Margot has been seeing film director Tom Ackerley for around seven months, since the pair met together on the set of Suite Francois.

No reports of a split have emerged – in fact the couple even holidayed in Margot's native Australia together over the festive season, with Tom spending Christmas at Margot's family home in Queensland followed by two weeks of touring the Gold Coast.

Although Margot kept quiet about the trip on her own social media accounts, Tom posted a number of pictures on Instagram throughout his visit.

For his sake we really hope the reports of Margot's cheating are untrue!