New set photos from the Barbie movie show Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling roller-skating on the beach. Little Women director Greta Gerwig is helming the new WB live-action movie based on the Mattel fashion doll line of the same name. The Barbie movie has been in development for several years now and endured numerous creative hiccups. Eventually, Warner Bros. took over the production, and Robbie came on to produce and play Barbie. Gerwig was later hired to direct and co-write, and in October 2021, Gosling was confirmed to play Ken, Barbie’s male counterpart. Filming on Barbie has been underway in Leavesden and Los Angeles since spring 2022.
Barbie is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2023. Firstly, the movie boasts a star-studded cast alongside Robbie and Gosling, which includes Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa, as well as Issa Rae and Hari Nef. Rumors suggest they are playing alternate versions of Ken and Barbie, respectively. Additionally, it looks like Barbie won’t be another straightforward fairytale like the doll’s previous animated films. Currently, story specifics for Barbie remain under wraps, although set photos and videos have given viewers an idea of what to expect.
Now, MRBR Photos have shared a number of new set images from Barbie, and they find Robbie and Gosling roller-skating at the beach in their matching outdoor outfits, complete with neon knee and elbow guards. In some of the images, the stars are surrounded by surfers and beach-goers, while in other snapshots they are just talking as they skate, which is presumably a part of the scene they are filming. Take a look at the images below.
The new set photos are among the many to follow the official look at Robbie’s Barbie and Gosling’s shirtless Ken that WB dropped earlier this year. Collectively, all the images set up the tone and aesthetic of Barbie, which is apparently flamboyant, opulent, and consummately camp. Interestingly, these aren’t the first pictures that capture Robbie skating in Barbie; a few leaked photos from earlier also saw the actress skating alongside America Ferrera and Ariana Greenblatt’s mystery characters. With a dearth of details, it’s hard to make something out of these Barbie images, but it’s clear the lead characters will be quite active.
As the new pictures and the previous material from Barbie suggest, the new live-action movie is earnestly trying to bring life to the dolls from the classic Mattel toy sets. Previously, Robbie and Gosling’s Western cowboy costumes were redolent of the Western and Cowgirl Barbie selection, and now the new costumes seem to be a nod to the Hot Skatin’ Barbie and Hot Skatin’ Ken figures from the 1990s. With that in mind, it appears that Barbie will take viewers back in time, into the classic world of the pristine doll. That said, Barbie isn’t due out in theaters until July 2023, so viewers can brace themselves for several other previews of the characters and their universe in the coming days.
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