'Barbie' Movie Reportedly Has Multiple Kens/Barbies As Dua Lipa & Saoirse Ronan Rumored For Roles

Never in a million years would we have thought that a “Barbie” movie could have garnered all this attention. Still, when you hire a creative team like Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to co-write the script with Gerwig directing, you’re asking for increased interest. That has led to actors lining up the block to join the movie headlined by Aussie actress Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”) in the lead role. The impressive group assembled for the cast includes Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Will FerrellKingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, Hari Nef, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, and Jamie Demetriou.

Now, we’re getting some insight with new character details and potentially more casting additions if the rumors are true.

For starters, Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times dished some gossip from Cannes via Twitter, revealing, according to his sources, that the film feature multiple incarnations of both Ken (Gosling, Liu, and Gatwa) and Barbie (Robbie, Rae, and Nef).

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Is this Barbie’s multiverse of madness? How the filmmakers will implement these alleged details remains to be seen. Still, we previously learned that Ferrell would be playing a toy company executive, which could have a connection to these multiple versions of the iconic Mattel couple.

That’s potentially not all. The Irish Sun claims that singer Dua Lipa and four-time Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) are rumored for roles in the Gerwig project as well. Lipa will be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s big spy movie “Argylle” led by Henry Cavill at Apple Studios. We should add that the U.K.’ Sun outlets are generally not the most reliable in the world, but given Ronan’s relationship with Gerwig, her addition wouldn’t be a surprise.

“Barbie” is directly competing with Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb drama “Oppenheimer” to see how many high-profile additions a single film can put together, so it only makes sense that the two studio films will go head-to-head on July 21, 2023.