Margot Robbie is a Barbie girl in a Barbie world.
The 31-year-old Australian actress was seen for the first time as the iconic Mattel doll in a new teaser image released for the live-action Barbie film on Tuesday.
She looked absolutely iconic behind the wheel of a pink classic Chevrolet Corvette in front of what looked like the Barbie Mansion in the image for the movie which will be directed by Greta Gerwig.
Gerwig, 38, wrote the script for the film with her longtime partner Noah Baumbach.
Warner Bros. Pictures released the image on their social media accounts with a simple caption which read: ‘#BARBIE July 21, 2023 Only in theaters.’
Margot had a big smile on her face as she posed with her hands on the top of the tiny windshield and iconic doll’s signature blonde locks were worn down.
She broke up plenty of the iconic Barbie pink by wearing blue including striped halter dress and accessorizing with the same color in the form of large ball bracelet and polka dot headband.
Not seen in the newly released image was Ryan Gosling who will be playing Barbie’s longtime partner Ken.
The film features an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, and Alexandra Shipp.
A synopsis on IMDB of the upcoming film reads: ‘A doll living in “Barbieland” is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.’
Margot has been long slated to play the world’s most iconic fashion doll in a live-action movie and back in December 2020, she vowed to give audiences ‘something totally different.’
Opting for something ‘a little left center,’ when it comes to her portrayal of the Mattel doll, the project will be produced by her LuckyChap Entertainment Company whose motto is, ‘If it’s not a f**k, yes, it’s a no.’
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the project Robbie said: ‘Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, “Oh Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.”
‘But our goal is to be like, “Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted.”‘
The live-action Barbie flick is set for release on July 21, 2023.