Date: 23rd March 2022
Alexandra Shipp has joined the cast of Academy Award-nominated director Greta Gerwig's live-action Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Two-time Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Ken.
Little Women and Lady Bird's Gerwig is directing Barbie from a script she penned with her partner Noah Baumbach, who co-wrote 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox with Wes Anderson and is based on the popular Mattel toy.
Shipp has also been cast in a minor role in Scott Beck and Bryan Woods' "65", which stars two-time Oscar nominee Adam Driver. The new sci-fi thriller tells the story of an astronaut who crashes on a mysterious planet, only to discover he’s not alone.
Recently, Shipp filmed “Kung Fury 2” in Germany opposite Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender, and appeared in “Silk Road” with Jason Clarke. She’ll also be seen in Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut “Space Oddity” with Kyle Allen, Simon Helberg and Madeline Brewer. Other past roles have included “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson and “Jexi” with Adam Devine.
Barbie is set for a 2023 release. In 2019, Robbie explained to Variety why a Barbie film is worth making in 2022, saying, "I think it's a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids."
Source: Press Release