The Australian actress replaces Amy Schumer, who dropped out of the movie in 2017.
Margot Robbie is set to produce and star in a film about iconic children’s doll, Barbie.
Warner Bros. and Mattel have announced that the 28 year old will play the role of Barbie.
Margot will co-produce the project under the LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Variety reports the star said she’s “so honoured” to take on the role, which she believes “will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide”:
“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.”
Warner Bros. said Margot is “the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today’s audiences.”
The movie has no title or release date.