Published:  01:06 AM, 11 January 2019

Margot Robbie to play 'Barbie' in live-action film

Margot Robbie to play 'Barbie' in live-action film

Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise's first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old I, Tonya actress will also co-produce the film under her Lucky Chap Entertainment banner. '

The Barbie' film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker's newly-established Mattel Films. 'The Barbie' doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959. Robbie said in a statement that she believes the film will have a "tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide."

The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in 'Mary Queen of Scots' and 'Suicide Squad'. The film's title and release date have not been revealed.

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