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It looks like Barbie is getting some popping new friends!

As Greta Gerwig’s next Barbie film continues to expand its cast, Insecure star Issa Rae has been tapped to join the production as a new character.

According to PEOPLE, the upcoming film Barbie will be starring Margot Robbie as the ever-popular Mattel doll. It will include Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, and Will Ferrell.

Although details are continuously coming out, Issa will be playing a version of the beloved doll.

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According to novelist and NYTimes writer Kyle Buchanan, Issa and Hari Nef play variations of Barbies, while Gosling, Liu, and Ncuti Gatwa portray different versions of Ken.

Some of the recent cast updates have also been aided by social media.

Two images featuring what are supposed to be several of the people working on Barbie appeared on FilmUpdates’ Twitter feed. According to The Sun, singer Dua Lipa and actress Saoirse Ronan will also star in the film.

Noah Baumbach, whose writing accomplishments include Marriage Story, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and White Noise, wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Barbie film.

The picture will be produced by Robbie’s production business, LuckyChap Entertainment, in addition to being directed by Gerwig.

Barbie is now filming in London at Warner Brothers‘ Leavesden Studios and will be released in the summer of 2023.

Are you excited to see Issa Rae play a Barbie on screen? We know we are!

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