Not only will the film bring the nostalgia of the popular Mattel doll to life, but it will also arrive with an all-star soundtrack, featuring some of the biggest current names in music including Dua Lipa, Ice Spice and Haim.
Gerwig’s comedy stars Margot Robbie as the eponymous Barbie who, after getting booted from Barbieland, sets off to the human world to find true happiness.
On Thursday (25 May), the Barbie: The Album lineup was revealed to fans.
Gosling co-leads the movie as Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend. This is not the first time his vocal skills will be immortalised in a film; he sang in Damien Chazelle’s 2016 hit musical La La Land, as well as in Derek Cianfrance’s 2010 drama Blue Valentine.
Dua Lipa will also serve double duty with both a singing and an acting role as mermaid Barbie, opposite former WWE superstar John Cena who was “accidentally” cast as her character’s love interest, merman Ken.
Following the news, several fans responded in excitement, with one anticipating, “This is gonna be incredible”.
“The only soundtrack ever,” a second declared. Someone simply called it “iconic”.
“This is the soundtrack of my life,” one exclaimed, while another petitioned: “Grammy for Album of the Year NOW.”
Both the movie and the soundtrack will be released on 21 July.