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Margot Robbie. Image Credit: REUTERS

The official trailer for Greta Gerwig’s film ‘Barbie’, featuring Margot Robbie as the fashion doll, has been released by Warner Bros.

While plot details have been kept tightly under wraps, the movie has Barbie and Ken stuck in the real world, where the former learns the difficulties of being a live woman.

Ryan Gosling, who portrays Ken, Barbie’s long-standing boy toy, co-stars with Robbie in the film.

Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, and Jamie Demetriou are among the other well-known actors in the cast.

“Life in plastic is not always fantastic”. This was the thought that crossed filmmaker Gerwig’s mind before she took up Warner Bros’ ‘Barbie’ as co-writer and director.

According to a report by US-based entertainment portal Deadline, the three-time Oscar nominee earlier felt a combination of excitement and terror before signing up for the upcoming live-action feature.

“It was terrifying. I think there’s something about starting from that place where it’s like, ‘Well, anything is possible,’” the ‘Little Women’ director said on Dua Lipa’s podcast.

Gerwig later admitted that she agreed to do the film because it would challenge her productively, Deadline reported.

“Usually, that’s where the best stuff is. When you’re like, ‘I am terrified of that’,” she said.” Anything where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender,’ then you’re like, ‘OK, I probably should do it.’” the filmmaker added.

‘Barbie’ will hit theatres on July 21, 2023.