Barbie: Baumbach and Greta Gerwig to Co-Write Movie, Starring Margot Robbie

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, Oscar nominees (and real-life couple), will co-write Warner’s Barbie movie, with Margot Robbie set to portray the iconic doll.

Gerwig may also direct, though no deal has yet closed.

The studio had an eye on the duo to co-write the film since Warner closed a deal with Mattel Films to distribute it in January.

Robbie is also on board to produce through her production banner LuckyChap, with Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment and Robbie Brenner of Mattel also producing. Josey McNamara and Ynon Kreiz are also producers.

Gerwig’s upcoming “Little Women” adaptation for Sony, which stars Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep, and is expected to be a player in this year’s award season.

Baumbach’s untitled Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson will hit the streamer this fall.