Kate McKinnon is expected to join the cast of the movie “Barbie”.
Margot Robbie has been lined up to play the film’s title character, and the “Ghostbusters” actress looks set to be a part of the film.
Sources told Deadline that while McKinnon is in line to join the cast, it’s not yet clear who she will be playing.
It comes just days after Simu Liu joined the star-studded cast, which will feature Ryan Gosling as Ken, but news of the actor’s role in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is being kept secret.
It was also recently revealed that America Ferreira has signed on for a role in the film, but details of the ‘Superstore’ actress’ character are also under wraps.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach wrote the script for the Warner Bros. film, with the first to be made.
Robbie will produce the film through her production company LuckyChap alongside her husband, LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley.
Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner and Paddington’s David Heyman will also produce.
Gosling was offered the role over the summer, but he had to turn the opportunity down due to a scheduling conflict.
However, due to a delay in filming, he is now able to play the role.
Robbie has previously insisted that audiences will receive “something totally different” from what they would expect from a movie centered on the famous doll.
She said: “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of ’Oh Margot is playing Barbie, I know what it is,’ but our goal is to say” Whatever you think, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted. “