‘Barbie’ Trailer: Margot Robbie Is Everything, Ryan Gosling Is Just Ken In Greta Gerwig’s New Comedy

There have been multiple attempts to get a Barbie movie off the ground, all of which took a traditional view of the iconic doll. Strangely enough, it wasn’t until Greta Gerwig came along that everything fell into place. Strange, because Gerwig isn’t the first filmmaker one would expect to bring the most mainstream toy ever to the big screen. And then when you see that she co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach…well, they’re going to go subversive with this, right?

That certainly does seem to be the direction Gerwig is going in, which should make this Barbie movie incredibly fun to watch. Margot Robbie stars as Barbie, with Ryan Gosling as her boy-toy, Ken. The all-star cast surrounding them is also no accident, with ill Ferrell, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Kate McKinnon, and Dua Lipa making appearances.

Get ready to get drowned in hot pink. Barbie opens in theaters on July 21st.

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.