The much-awaited Barbie movie is finally hitting theaters on July 21, 2023. And the first teaser trailer was shared on Friday, Dec.16 on the film’s new Instagram page.
Margot Robbie stars as the iconic blonde doll and Ryan Gosling stars as her handsome boyfriend Ken, as eagle-eyed fans noticed in the 15 following the film’s official Instagram image.
Dua Lipa Observant’s eagle-eyed fans began to speculate what the “levitating” singer was up to in the film, with the most popular theory being that she contributed a song to the Barbie soundtrack.
However, neither Lipa nor the film confirmed any collaboration, and the Instagram account quickly unfollowed the pop star amid the buzz.
Director Greta Gerwig co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach for the Warner Bros. film. In addition to Robbie and Gosling, the jam-packed cast also includes Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Nkuti Gatwa, and America Ferrera.
The new, 75-second teaser pays homage to Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1968 outer space drama 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“Ever since the first little girl existed, there were toys,” says one narrator of the sunrise scene in the desert, where a group of girls plays with their children’s toys in a dusty expanse.
Our narrator continues, “But dolls are forever baby dolls… until…,” at which point we get our first glimpse of a towering Barbie, posing in white sunglasses and a striped one-piece bathing suit. The girls winked.