Barbie movie adds Will Ferrell to its cast

What role will Will Ferrell play in the Barbie movie?

Will Ferrell in Anchorman. The actor has been cast in the upcoming Barbie movie

Will Ferrell (Anchorman franchise) is the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming live-action Barbie movie from Warner Bros., Mattel, LuckyChap Entertainment, and Heyday Films.

What role will Will Ferrell play in the Barbie movie?

Details about Ferrell’s character are being kept under wraps. But being the funny man that he is, the actor is expected to make viewers laugh through his yet-to-be-revealed role.

Ferrell joins previously announced cast members Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) and Ryan Gosling (La La Land), who will play Barbie and Ken, respectively. The star-studded acting ensemble also includes America Ferrera (Superstore), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Emma Mackey (Sex Education).

What will the Barbie movie be about?

Plot details for the movie are still unknown, but since it is directed and co-wrote by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), fans can expect an unusual take on the story of the popular doll character. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) co-wrote the film with Gerwig.

Meanwhile, aside from playing the titular character, Robbie is also producing the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner along with LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley. Robbie Brenner is also producing through Mattel, as well as David Heyman via Heyday Films. LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara and Mattel’s Ynon Kreiz serve as executive producers on the movie.

When will the Barbie movie come out?

Principal photography on the film started in March 2022 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the U.K. Though the movie doesn’t have an exact release date yet, the plan is to have its theatrical release sometime in 2023.

What is Will Ferrell known for?

Ferrell rose to prominence for being a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002. He then starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009).

Aside from acting, Ferrell has also served as an executive producer on a number of TV series, including Funny or Die Presents… (2010-2011), LA to Vegas (2018), Dead to Me (2019-2020), Motherland: Fort Salem (2020-2021), and Succession (2018-2021), among many others.

Source: Deadline
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