Ryan Gosling Seen as Ken in First Look at ‘Barbie’ Live-Action Movie


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Ryan Gosling is set to star as Ken in the live-action film “Barbie” slated for next summer, and the studio has dropped the first look at the actor in character.

A first look at Gosling’s character surfaced on Wednesday and the 41-year-old actor debuts Ken’s signature platinum blonde hair in an all-denim outfit.

The ‘The Notebook’ star shows off her abs while posing in white underwear that reads “KEN” along the waistband.

Ryan Gosling will star as Ken in the live-action adaptation of “Barbie.”
(Warner Bros.)

Gosling will star alongside Margot Robbie, 31, who takes on the title role. The Warner Bros. movie. will also star Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Michael Cera and Kate McKinnon.

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The film currently has a July 2023 release date and will only be shown in theaters.

In August, Robbie spoke with British Vogue about her upcoming role in Greta Gerwig’s live-action film.

Margot Robbie will take on the lead role in the film Greta Gerwig, which is slated for release in July 2023.

Margot Robbie will take on the lead role in the film Greta Gerwig, which is slated for release in July 2023.
(Warner Bros.)

“People usually hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what this movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing it and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t “t…”, Robbie said.

The current project has been in the works for 8 years, originally with Sony, before coming to Warner Bros. Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer were in the running for the lead role early on.

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“Playing with Barbie fosters confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey of self-discovery,” Robbie, who will also co-produce the film, said in a statement in 2019.

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“Over the brand’s nearly 60 years, Barbie has empowered children to imagine themselves in ambitious roles, from princess to president. I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have hugely positive impact on children and I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”


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