It’s been a while since Margot Robbie has been cast as our favorite childhood doll in the upcoming Barbie movie, and she finally found her Ken! The fellow Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling is set to join her in the role of Barbie’s love interest.
According to Deadline, Mattel and Warner Bros. truly had to go an extra mile to secure Gosling’s casting. He initially declined the role due to scheduling conflicts but changed his mind as pre-production dragged out and his schedule cleared up in the meantime.
Warner Bros. also kept insisting he’s their only choice for the role. The amazing creative team also includes Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Little Women) who’ll be in charge of directing the movie and co-writing the script with Noah Baumbach.
Barbie joins a busy slate of movies that Gosling is soon set to appear in, but we haven’t seen him on the big screen in quite some time. He hasn’t appeared in any new projects since playing Neil Armstrong in First Man in 2018. The Oscar-nominated star will make a comeback alongside Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in the Russo brother’s next film The Gray Man.