Barbie and sex education isn’t the crossover we expected, but it’s what we’re getting now — and we don’t hate it.
When the seemingly endless cast list for Greta Gerwig’s new Barbie movie is revealed (seriously, how long has Barbie been around? that lots of friends?!), we couldn’t help but notice that some of our Netflix favorites have reportedly landed roles.
Of course, it was previously announced that Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve Wiley, will join her doppelganger, Margot Robbie, who stars in the film.
However, new rumors for the cast include Eric Effiong legend Ncuti Gatwa and his on-screen beau Connor Swindells, who plays Adam Groff.
Hey, we’ll never say no to a good reunion.
Also adding to the star-studded cast (deep breath): Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou, according to Deadline.
They join those already announced (take another deep breath): Margot, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, and Will Ferrell.
All parts, except for Margot’s Barbie and Ryan’s Ken, are currently officially under wraps with the production being filmed at Warner Bros.’ Leavesden Studios in the UK.
However, sources have pointed out that there is “a meta aspect to the proceedings”.
Consider us intrigued.
Oscar winner Greta is directing, having written the screenplay with partner Noah Baumbach, and we’re very ready.
The lead actor previously teased The Hollywood Reporter that the film will do it not be what people expectto give something “completely different – what you didn’t know you wanted”.
Speaking to Vogue in August, Margot described Barbie, who made her debut appearance at the 1959 American International Toy Fair in New York, as having “a lot of baggage,” “a lot of nostalgic connections,” and also “many.” exciting ways to attack it’.
She continued, “People generally hear Barbie and think, ‘I know what this movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I put it on ‘t…”‘
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