Greta Gerwig Calls Approaching ‘Barbie’ Film an “Interesting Terror”

Who knew an 11.5 inch doll could be so scary?

Greta Gerwigcurrently faced Adam driver in Noah Baumbach‘s adaptation of Don Delillo‘s White noise (in select theaters ahead of its Netflix debut next week), has recently joined Dua Lipa for an 85-minute episode of her At your service podcast.

The presenter, after shouting out Gerwig’s first film as a solo director, lady bird (“Please tell us more about Sacramento” is not a very common request), asked for information about one of the most anticipated films of the next year, Barbie.

The Coming Margot RobbieRyan Gosling The film, which caused some well-deserved paparazzi mayhem during its production, was certainly an unexpected announcement of one of Gerwig’s next projects, especially afterward little woman, which was a huge hit at both the box office and awards ceremonies. “It was exciting because it was terrifying,” she told Lipa of her first approach to an “IP-driven” film.

“I think that was a big part of it, like, ‘Oh, no, ‘Barbie,'” she said.

Clarifying, she added, “It felt like vertigo when I started writing it, like, ‘Where do you even start and what would the story be?’ And I think it was that feeling that I got, because I knew it was going to be a really interesting terror. Usually the best things are where you’re like, ‘I’m scared of that.’ Anything where you’re thinking, “This could be career ending” — you’re thinking, “I probably should do it.”

Before Gerwig and her life and work partner Baumbach got involved (he co-wrote the screenplay), a Barbie Project has been in circulation since 2009. Over the years, various creatives, such as Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) and Diablo Cody were reported as working on the script. Lindsey beer, Bert V Royaland Hillary Winston also worked on drafts.

In 2016 Amy Schumer was approached to take the lead and was said to be rewriting the latest script. This didn’t happen, and neither does a version with it Anne Hathaway With Olivia milk Rewrite the script for Alethea Jones to judge. Over time, Margot Robbie was cast (and there was talk of it PattyJenkins director) until someone had the unconventional idea of ​​bringing Greta Gerwig on board.

Next to Robbie and Gosling America Ferrera, Simi Liu, Kate McKinnon, Kingsley Ben Adirand Will Ferrell are among the many names in the cast.

The costumes, and you’ve already seen some of the costumes, were designed by Jacqueline Durranfor which the Oscar was won little woman. Greta Gerwig Calls Approaching ‘Barbie’ Film an “Interesting Terror”

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