When is the Barbie movie coming out? Release date CONFIRMED and new trailer

The release date for Margot Robbie's Barbie movie has finally been confirmed and fans are losing it as new trailer and posters are revealed

Barbie Movie Margot Robbie as Barbie and split screen with Ryan Gosling as Ken
(Image credit: Warner Bros Pictures Barbie Movie)

A brand new trailer and posters for Margot Robbie's Barbie movie have dropped and fans are losing it, as they ask when is the Barbie movie coming out?

A staggering 58 million Barbies are sold each year - with 100 dolls sold every minute - making it one of the best selling toys of all time, so it comes as no surprise that Warner Bros. are releasing a Barbie movie - and parents want to know if the Barbie movie is for kids. Check out our tips and tricks for how to get cheap cinema tickets to see the Barbie movie for a fraction of the standard price - that's if you don't want to wait until the Barbie move is available to stream, anyway.

Director Greta Gerwig is at the helm of the movie, with Noah Baumbach, as co-writer as we look at all you need to know about the upcoming Margot Robbie Barbie movie....

When is the Barbie movie coming out?

The Barbie movie is set to be released in cinemas on 21st July 2023, beginning internationally on July 19th. Filming only started in January 2022 in London, so it's been a fairly quick turnaround and now the day is almost upon us. 

As the news of the Barbie release date was shared on social media, fans flocked to air their excitement. "This is perfect, I'm so happy," one wrote. Another fan tweeted, "COME ON BARBIE LET'S GO PARTY!"

A third fan added, "I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am for this movie. the cast is amazing, the sets are beautiful, and I'm sure the storyline will be amazing!"

There is already a Barbie 2023 Soundtrack on Spotify too, and features Dua Lipa, PinkPantheress and Charlie XCX - all of whom have released brand-new singles for the movie - as well as tunes from Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

The official main trailer has also dropped and you can watch it below...

What is Margot Robbie's Barbie movie about?

Margot Robbie's Barbie Movie is a live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys and it centres on Barbie - a doll living in 'Barbieland' who is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. 

The film has a strong satirical angle and points its finger at the patriarchy and traditional gender roles, as well as exploring the role of Barbie in society and the beauty standards women face.

It's being directed by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Ladybird) and her partner Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story).

Who is playing Barbie?

Barbie is being played by actress Margot Robbie, who rose to fame in Neighbours. The Suicide Squad star has admitted that her new role isn't an easy one to play. 

In an interview with Vogue magazine she said, "It comes with a lot of baggage! And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it. People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t..."

Margot is also down to produce the film through her production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

See Margot Robbie in Barbie movie when it is released in cinemas in 21st July 2023.

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Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)