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Margot Robbie to star as Barbie in live-action Mattel movie

Margot Robbie is allegedly attached to a live-action movie about Mattel’s famous Barbie doll. She will apparently play Barbie, though there is no word on the plot.

The movie was supposed to star Amy Schumer and film in June of last year, but Schumer had to drop out, as did Anne Hathaway later. In Schumer’s version, Barbie gets kicked out of her perfect world for not being perfect enough.

Mattel is hoping that the movie will spark toy sales again. Barbies have dropped in popularity, and Mattel’s stock prices have hit a 10-year low. Last year they expected to make profits of $913 million, and instead had a loss of $418 million.