LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mattel dips it’s Barbie toe in the film-making business with movie starring Margot Robbie.

 

A photo taken on March 10, 2016 in Paris shows a Barbie doll holding an electoral poster reading “Barbie for president”, during the exhibition “Barbie, life of an icon” at the Museum of Decorative Arts, in Paris.
More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during an exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. / AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise’s first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old “I, Tonya” actress will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

 

Australian actress Margot Robbie speaks with the press at the New York premiere of ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ at Paris Theater on December 4, 2018 in New York City (Photo by Steven FERDMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVEN FERDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker’s newly-established Mattel Films. The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.

 

 

A picture taken on March 10, 2016 shows a Barbie doll wearing a Coca Cola outfit, during the exhibition “Barbie, life of an icon” at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during an exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. / AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Robbie said in a statement that she believes the film will have a “tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.” The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in “Mary Queen of Scots,” and “Suicide Squad.”

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 15: Margot Robbie attends the closing night world premiere gala screening of “Mary Queen Of Scots” during AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 15, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AFI)

 

The film’s title and release date have not been revealed.

 

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