The ‘Barbie’ Cast Gets Even Bigger With Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, And Many More

Just how many people is Greta Gerwig trying to fit into this Barbie movie, anyway? At this rate I’m starting to think we’re going to get more than Ken and Barbie, but possibly Skipper, Stacie, and even Francie Fairchild. With Margot Robbie set to star in and produce the film, playing the most famous doll in the world, the already-huge cast has added Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, Hari Nef, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, and Jamie Demetriou.

Variety has the news of this massive list of additions to the Barbie cast. They join Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, the recently-cast Issa Rae and Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, and Alexandra Shipp.

Fennell is interesting because most people know her now as director of Promising Young Woman, but she was an actor before that. Ben-Adir is best known for his incredible performance as Malcolm X in One Night in Miami. And I’m quite happy to see Assassination Nation star Hari Nef on board, along with veteran Cheers actress Rhea Perlman.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.