Margot Robbie will star as Barbie in a new live-action film about the iconic doll.
The Wolf Of Wall Street star will also serve as a producer on the project, which is a joint venture between Hollywood studio Warner Bros and toy maker Mattel.
Robbie, 28, said she was ‘honoured’ to take on the role of Barbie, who has become a worldwide phenomenon since debuting at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1959.
The Australian actress said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Plans for a live-action film starring Barbie have long been stewing in Hollywood, with comedian Amy Schumer previously set to take on the role before dropping out.
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