“Barbie” Lands a Writer and Director

Greta Gerwig. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock (9641613ka)

Barbie has found her crew.

The doll, which was first released in 1959, is turning 60 this year and is finally about to make her big-screen debut.

It was announced last year that the Suicide Squad actress, Margot Robbie, would be involved in the project, both producing and starring as the blonde bombshell who has been a companion to girls the world over.

Now the Warner Bros.’ production appears to have secured itself a director and a writer.

The real-life couple, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, are reported to be taking on the respective roles, with the Lady Bird director taking on a script penned by The Squid and the Whale filmmaker.

This would be Gerwig’s third venture in the directing chair following Lady Bird and Little Women which is currently in production.

It is not yet known which storyline Barbie would follow, but we bet life in plastic will be fantastic.