Warner Bros. disclosed the first live-action teaser of Barbie this Friday (16). The preview, unfortunately, gives few details of the plot, but it reveals the look of the main characters in the live-action toy doll.
In the teaser, we see Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, in a typical doll town. Also, we see some scenes with Ryan Gosling’s Ken and Simu Liu’s other Ken dancing in what appears to be a musical.
Watch the teaser subtitled in Brazilian Portuguese:
The preview had already leaked on the internet last night, after being shown in the trailers of Avatar: The Way of Water In the USA.
Barbie movie references Stanley Kubrick
In addition to showing off the first details of Barbie’s live-action, the trailer took a lot of people by surprise with its very conceptual start. The video references the classic film 2001: A Space Odysseydirected by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
While Kubrick’s work features a classic scene with monkeys and a monolith, the Barbie movie trailer adapted the moment with children and dolls. In the teaser, Margot Robbie appears dressed in the clothes of the first Barbie, in a “revolutionary” moment for the toy industry.
In addition to Robbie, Gosling and Liu, the cast also includes Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Micheal Cera, Hari New, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Alexandra Shipp and Marisa Abela.
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird: A Time to Fly and lovely women) is responsible for steering.
Barbie hits theaters on July 20, 2023.