Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Hari Nef, And Ncuti Gatwa Joined The Cast Of Greta Gerwig's "Barbie"

    I am already shipping Barbie Issa and Ken Simu. <3

    Not too long ago, it was announced that Greta Gerwig would be directing Barbie, a live-action film about the plastic doll/feminist icon.

    Greta Gerwig waving

    Not long after that, it was announced that Margot Robbie would be playing the titular character and Ryan Gosling would be playing her boyfriend, Ken.

    A+ casting, IMO.

    While there isn't much being said about the plot of this film — which is slated to come out in summer 2023 — we do have some fun casting announcements!!!

    First, there's Saoirse Ronan, who's rumored to play an undisclosed role.

    Saoirse Ronan smiles at an event

    Then there's Dua Lipa, who's also rumored to play an undisclosed role.

    Dua Lipa holds a mic in her hand

    However, my excitement comes with the next batch of casting announcements! According to the New York Times' Kyle Buchanan, who's spilling the "hot gossip" from Cannes Film Festival, its seems like Greta is plotting her own Multiverse of Mattel-ness by casting several other A-listers to play alternative Barbies and Kens!

    I am hearing incredible BARBIE goss at Cannes

    Twitter: @kylebuchanan

    Issa Rae will play another Barbie:

    Issa Rae smiles against a flower bush

    (Who you may recognize from Insecure):

    As will Hari Nef:

    Hari Nef at a fashion event

    (Who you make recognize from You):

    Meanwhile, Simu Liu is in talks to play another Ken:

    Simu Liu smiles at an event

    (Who you may recognize from Shang-Chi):

    As well as Ncuti Gatwa:

    Ncuti Gatwa smiles

    (Who you may recognize from Sex Education):

    While we don't know what the pairings aside from Margot's Barbie and Ryan's Ken will be, a girl can only dream of Issa and Simu's cheekbones sharing a single screen:

    Until 2023, I shall wait with bated breath!