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Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Simu Liu, And Ncuti Gatwa In Barbie

Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Simu Liu, And Ncuti Gatwa In Barbie
Written by Arindam

I am already shipping Barbie Issa and Ken Simu. <3

Not too long ago, it was announced that Greta Gerwig would be directing Barbie, a live-action film about the plastic doll/feminist icon.


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Not long after that, it was announced that Margot Robbie would be playing the titular character and Ryan Gosling would be playing her boyfriend, Ken.


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A+ casting, IMO.


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Other cast mates include, but are not limited to: America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Michael Cera, and Rhea Perlman.  

While there isn’t much being said about the plot of this film — which is slated to come out in summer 2023 — we do have some fun casting announcements!!!

First, there’s Saoirse Ronan, who’s rumored to play an undisclosed role.


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Where Greta goes, Saorsie will soon follow. 

Then there’s Dua Lipa, who’s also rumored to play an undisclosed role.


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Here’s hoping she also writes a song for the movie!

However, my excitement comes with the next batch of casting announcements! According to the New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan, who’s spilling the “hot gossip” from Cannes Film Festival, its seems like Greta is plotting her own Multiverse of Mattel-ness by casting several other A-listers to play alternative Barbies and Kens!


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Issa Rae will play another Barbie:


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(Who you may recognize from Insecure):

As will Hari Nef:


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(Who you make recognize from You):

Meanwhile, Simu Liu is in talks to play another Ken:


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(Who you may recognize from Shang-Chi):


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As well as Ncuti Gatwa:


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(Who you may recognize from Sex Education):

While we don’t know what the pairings aside from Margot’s Barbie and Ryan’s Ken will be, a girl can only dream of Issa and Simu’s cheekbones sharing a single screen:

Until 2023, I shall wait with bated breath!

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