Barbie Movie Officially Announced with Margot Robbie

According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Mattel have finalized a partnership, with Margot Robbie also on board as co-producer via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, as well as star as the titular character in an upcoming adaptation of Barbie.

“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,” said the Academy Award-nominated actress in a statement. “I’m so honored 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.”

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Mattel Unveils Tomb Raider Barbie

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Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander and based on the 2013 reboot of the hit video game franchise, hits theaters next month. But, before that, Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie version of the iconic hero, Lara Croft.

Mattel will be unveiling the doll at the Mattel Collector event during the New York Toy Fair. Presale is currently available on Barbie.com, and collectors are able to purchase the doll for $29.99. The doll includes various accessories, including a map, axe, journal, doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.