If you thought that Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie co-written by Noah Baumbach and starring Margot Robbie was the result of a fever dream you had after smoking some Barbie OG while watching Lady Bird, it was not. It’s a real thing and it’s still happening. And well, real-life Ken Doll Matt Bomer can go ahead and dump all those bottles of Sun-In and hair bleach into the dumpster, because Ryan Gosling is probably going to be saying, “Hey Girl Barbie,” as Ken.
All the way back in 2016, everyone thought, “Why do the movie trades keep misspelling ‘Cabbage Patch movie‘ as ‘Barbie movie’?” when it was announced that Amy Schumer was playing the title role in a Barbie movie. Amy eventually dropped out of the Barbie movie and there was talk that Anne Hathaway was going to replace her. But that never happened, and shit got every layer of QUIRKY and ANGSTY when we all heard that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach were writing the Barbie movie together. Greta later decided to direct too and in 2018, she found her Barbie in Margot Robbie who is also producing through her production company LuckyChap. I was beginning to think that the only Barbie movie I’d see in my lifetime is the Barbie horror movie my little friend and I made using her dad’s VHS camera (SPOILER ALERT: Day-To-Barbie was the killer.) But the Barbie movie is finally moving forward and it looks like Ryan Gosling is going to play the other nipple-and-genital-less plastic icon.
Deadline says that Ryan turned down the role at first due to scheduling conflicts, but WarnerBros. has a serious boner for him as Ken and felt like he’s the only one for the part. That makes sense since Ryan Gosling is the only handsome white actor in the game. Ryan’s schedule eventually cleared up and now he’s close to signing on.
Given his busy schedule, Gosling initially passed on playing the part, but insiders add that as pre-production dragged out and the studio remained persistent with him being their only choice, an opening in his schedule appeared, allowing him to sign on.
With Gosling close to signing on, the film looks to be on the verge of a greenlight, and the hope would be to shoot at the top of 2022.
Obviously, in this Barbie movie, Barbie is a once-famous tortured poet who hasn’t written a line in years because she’s been buried in layers of her own self-doubt as her estranged choreographer husband Ken’s career rises. But hope sparks in her when Ken proposes they work together on a ballet inspired by her greatest works. And after Ken casts a mysterious unknown dancer as the lead, the mysterious unknown dancer befriends the couple, which changes everything. And obviously, the mysterious unknown dancer needs to be played by Magic Earring Ken!
TIL about Earring Magic Ken, the 1993 accidentally gay Ken doll that was swiftly discontinued, and I wish him a happy pride ☺️🏳️🌈💜 pic.twitter.com/MtPQwwJHzv
— Rebecca Gold 💅🏻👩🏼💻🔮 (@RebeccaSGold) June 4, 2021
Basically, what I’m saying is give me Magic Cock Ring Ken in the Barbie movie or give me nothing!
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