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Warner Bros. Pictures Releases First Look of Ryan Gosling As Ken In BARBIE - In Theaters July 21, 2023 - We Are Movie Geeks

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Warner Bros. Pictures Releases First Look of Ryan Gosling As Ken In BARBIE – In Theaters July 21, 2023

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Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk

On July 21, 2023, movie audiences will meet the live versions of Mattel’s Barbie and Ken, but today Warner Bros. Pictures released this first look of Ryan Gosling as Ken in the upcoming BARBIE movie. Actress Margot Robbie will play Barbie in director Greta Gerwig’s film.

Three-time Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird and Little Women) is directing from a script she co-wrote with her partner, Noah Baumbach, who is himself a three-time Oscar nominee (The Squid and the Whale and Marriage Story).

© 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk
MARGOT ROBBIE as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The cast also includes Kingsley Ben-Adir, Michael Cera, Scott Evans, Emerald Fennell, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Hari Nef, Issa Rae and Alexandra Shipp, some of whom are reportedly playing alternate Barbies and Kens, among other Malibu Dreamhouse residents.

Ken was introduced by Mattel in 1961 as the counterpart of Barbie, who was introduced two years earlier. Ken was invented by Elliot Handler.

For fans of Pixar, Ken appeared in the 2010 Pixar film Toy Story 3, voiced by Michael Keaton. He was one of the henchmen of the film’s villain Lotso.

Here are some of the reactions over on Twitter.

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