Get ready to whip out your pink convertible and brush up on your Barbie lore, because Dua Lipa is set to bring her pop prowess to the iconic doll’s upcoming live-action movie.
Barbz, we’re about to witness an iconic moment in cinema history: Dua Lipa is joining the cast of the highly-anticipated live-action Barbie movie! And that’s not all, as the “Levitating” singer is set to record the theme song for the film, according to reports.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie’s cast is already stacked with A-listers, but Lipa’s casting was a complete shocker. The British pop star will not only be playing a surprise role in the movie, but also lending her vocals to the official soundtrack. Barbie Girl who?
While it’s unclear what the song will sound like, we have high hopes for Lipa’s ability to deliver another chart-topping hit. But wait, there’s more! Rumors have surfaced that the singer has already recorded “several brand-new songs” for the movie’s soundtrack, so it’s safe to say that our girl is keeping busy.
Aside from Dua Lipa, the rest of the star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie as the titular character, alongside Hari Nef as Doctor Barbie, Issa Rae as President Barbie, and Kate McKinnon as Destroyed Barbie. But we have to give it up for Emma Mackey, who is set to play Nobel Prize Scientist Barbie. Talk about breaking down gender stereotypes!
As for the Ken dolls, Ryan Gosling, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, and Scott Evans are all set to play different versions of the iconic character, while Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, Connor Swindells, and Jamie Demetriou are also taking on supporting roles.
So, Barbz, get ready to add a new song to your playlists and see Dua Lipa bring some serious girl power to the big screen in the upcoming Barbie movie. All we can say is, Ken who?
Dua Lipa has recorded several brand new songs for the official soundtrack of Greta Gerwig’s ‘BARBIE.’ pic.twitter.com/iNSVZMbRew
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