Margot Robbie to play Barbie

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Margot Robbie will play Barbie in a live-action film.

The star of Suicide Squad, I Tonya and Mary Queen of Scots will also produce the movie through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

According to the BBC, Robbie said she was “so honoured to take on this role that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children”.

The film, doesn’t have a title, a director or a release date just yet.

Comedian Amy Schumer had previously been cast to play the doll, only to drop out of the project in 2017.

The first Barbie doll, made by Mattel, was unveiled at the New York Toy Fair in 1959.