VENICE -Stars for the move Barbie rolled into Venice this week.
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who are playing Barbie and Ken in the film, were spotted donning rollerblades and neon outfits while filming on the Boardwalk.
Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, “And Just Like That” actor Hari Nef and Will Ferrell all co-star in the reimagining of Barbie’s world.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script with her partner Noah Baumbach, production is currently underway on the Mattel Films and WB project. This week the group got a lot of attention while filming in various parts of the Boardwalk.
Production began earlier this year in London. “Barbie” is one of many Mattel properties on the burner for feature adaptation, according to Variety magazine.
Projects based on the magic 8 ball, Hot Wheels, “Masters of the Universe,” Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and the throwback dolls Chatty Cathy and Betsy Wetsy are all in the works.
The film is expected to hit theaters in late July.