Did you know that Barbie is going to be a live action film soon? Well, Ryan Gosling apparently did, because he’s very likely going to play Ken in that film.

Ryan Gosling.
A slightly scruffy Ken, but he’ll do.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Ryan Gosling (La La Land, Blade Runner 2049) is in final talks to co-star in the live action Barbie film from Warner Bros.. Apparently, he will play Ken: Barbie’s equally-as-plastic boyfriend. The talks aren’t quite complete yet. However, he is in the final negotiations, so it may only be a matter of time before he finally concludes those talks.

Barbie: Details

Barbie logo.
Soon to grace a TV screen.

I will presume that everyone here has at least heard of Barbie, so let’s get to the nitty-gritty details. Apparently, there is a live action Barbie film in the works by Mattel Films, with Warner Bros. distributing. Greta Gerwig (Mistress America. Little Women) and Noah Baumbach (Mistress America, The Meyerowitz Stories) co-wrote the script, and Gerwig herself is directing the film. As for cast, we don’t have much, but aside from Ryan Gosling as Ken, we will have Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad) playing Barbie. I don’t know why, but the thought of Harley Quinn as the titular plastic doll is just hilarious.

Unfortunately, we have no idea when this live action Barbie will make her debut. Even plot details are under tight wraps. We’ll just have to wait for more details from either Mattel Films or Warner Bros. later.


Ryan Gosling is all set to play as Ken in the upcoming live action Barbie Film, alongside Margot Robbie as the titular plastic doll herself. At least, he will be once he finalizes his negotiations with Mattel Films and Warner Bros.. Unfortunately, we still have no idea what the film is about, or even when we’ll get to see it. We’ll just have to wait for more details later.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter