Quirky dramedy filmmakers Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are teaming to pen the script for the upcoming “The Barbie Movie” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Mattel Films.
Gerwig (“Lady Bird,” “Little Women”) is also reportedly eyeing the director’s chair for the film in which Margot Robbie will star and is also producing alongside Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner.
The “Barbie” live-action film has been in the works for a while – Amy Schumer then Anne Hathaway were attached at points but nothing was ever formalised.
The hirings here ensure the studio and producers are committed to doing something with a unique voice that will hopefully stand out in a crowded marketplace. Gerwig and Baumbach previously collaborated on the acclaimed films “Mistress America” and “Frances Ha”.