Margot Robbie’s Barbie Movie Adds Oscar Nominated Writer Greta Gerwig

Margot Robbie’s Barbie Movie Adds Oscar Nominated Writer Greta Gerwig



let's move on to the third main topic today and our third main topic today gets sent to us from Terry Foust who writes greetings and salutations I've been following the Barbie rollercoaster for years now ever since it was supposed to be played by Amy Schumer then Anne Hathaway and now margot robbie strange project but i admit i'm a lot more interested now that they just announced that Greta Gerwig a multi oscar-nominated filmmaker and Noah I never pronounce his name bound Bach also an oscar-nominated writer have been brought in to write the script with maybe a chance that Greta will direct herself what do you think of this development alright thanks a lot for the question and you're right this Barbie drama has been going on for a while back a few years ago it was going to be Amy Schumer and it was going to be an approach that barbie gets kicked out of her Fantasyland because she no longer had the perfect body and they threw her out and I actually thought that was interesting and I can't help but wonder if that led to the I feel pretty movie that she eventually went on to do then it was gonna be an Anne Hathaway that kind of never really grant getting attacked in attraction now they're talking Margot Robbie is going to be Barbie and they're talking about bringing Greta Gerwig and the interesting thing is she just directed Lady Bird she got nominated for Best Director for that I'm the only person on the planet that didn't like the movie but everybody else on the planet loved it so keep that in mind this is an interesting development I mean this is kind of cool I'll be honest with you guys I've always just thought that this Barbie thing was probably just gonna fall off the rails and never was actually going to come to pass but that keeps getting more and more attraction and now they're bringing on big-name filmmakers and writers oscar-nominated film writers something like this Margot Robbie is a powerhouse name that has not diminished at all she's only getting more more influential in the business I'm starting to think that yeah maybe this Barbie movie is going to work even though it's an IP that goes back to probably my grandmother's days at any rate Erin you're hearing about this what do you think about this development do you think Greta you know could bring some gravitas to this do you think this movie is even gonna happen is a good ideas as something should have happen three years ago where are you on this oh it's happening and I think that right now is the perfect time for it to happen you know let's not forget the Margot Robbie in addition to being a wonderful actress and being a beautiful woman she is also really establishing herself as a strong producer yeah this is her production company she also she and her producer husband developed I Tania and that's how that came to be so no doubt that these decisions of bringing in these creative powerhouses are really coming from Margot Robbie herself so that is really exciting she's no dummy she's a very smart woman and I will say this I worked with her on Pan Am 10 plus years ago she was unbelievably kind when I thought my housing was falling through she invited me to live with her in Christina Ricci and then invited me to dinner with her family was in town from Australia we went to see sleep no more and what was really funny my little side Margot Robbie story her mom said to me we never imagined that Margot would have this kind of success it's really overwhelming and I just only can imagine what her mom must be saying now and I've heard from Aunt Mary many people my acting teacher is Margo's coach and she's just as kind and loving as she was ten years ago but that being said she's also really smart and I think that in the age of me too and of women being portrayed you know and also with Barbie being seen through the lens of a woman director it really does make a difference in the way that Wonder Woman was not seen through a male gaze of being sexually glorified I think that Barbie who for young girls was supposed to be empowering like look I can be a doctor I can be a pediatrician or they're both doctors I can be anything I want to be I can drive a Corvette but I can also drive a safari gee Barbie can be anything if you dream she can be but seeing through a male gaze I think it could be a very different kind of movie a more sexualized version of Barbie so I'm I'm incredibly excited to see what Margot Robbie's producing mine and Greta Gerwig is directing I are gonna do with this movie together Rob you're seeing all this come together I think you shared my doubts at one point that this would ever even happen but what are you thinking about this move right now what do you think about bringing these writers on and is it ultimately gonna happen well first of all thanks for mentioning Sleep No More nobody ever talks about that on the Lesko but man it's amazing but anyway you know I watched the episode of the Netflix documentary series the toys that made us and there's a great Barbie episode which talks about how Barbie was sort of reinvented from its inception throughout the years if you could make a Barbie movie I don't know how you would do this that touched on the character and how did Barbie reflect women and I dare say the feminine or feminist experience over the last 50 years I have no idea how you do that however if somebody could figure out Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig could and I think whatever they're gonna do with this movie with Margot Robbie who's perfect however they approach it for the role I actually think we could get something really interesting out of this film which seems insane for me to say the idea of a Barbie movie would attract me just about as much as seeing a monopoly movie or a Candyland movie how about Lego chutes and ladders I know right Lego but I've always loved Legos but um but a Barbie movie that that incorporated those kinds of themes with this kind of talent behind it I'm in I'll go see it I don't know what it is I don't know what it's gonna be but if you guys want to watch something really interesting watch the toys that made us episode about the Barbie franchise and where it went and where it came from and if you could touch on some of those elements I think we get something special out of this movie and also watch the episode about Star Wars toys because that was pretty damn good too the question is guys what do you think about that they're actually adding Oscar caliber talent to the creative team of a Barbie movie what do you guys make it that jump down in the comments section below and let us know what you think

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