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First look of Ryan Gosling as 'Ken' on set of new Barbie movie with Margot Robbie

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic... just like Ryan Gosling's abs in the new Barbie movie! In Warner Bros.’ latest look at Greta Gerwig’s Barbie which stars Margot Robbie in the title role, it revealed to fans the first glimpses of Gosling in his role as Ken, in the live-action movie.

The studio has debuted a striking photo of Gosling’s Ken sporting six-pack abs, bleach blonde hair, and a vivid spray tan.

Production on the film is currently underway. The supporting cast includes the likes of America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera and more. While no plot details from Barbie have been confirmed, it’s rumored that several Barbie and Ken characters factor into the plot. Its release has also been confirmed as July 21, 2023.

Liu described Barbie earlier this year as “wild” and “incredibly unique,” adding, “I wish I could just show you what we do day-to-day because it’s crazy.” The film is not a musical, but Liu said he’s been in dance rehearsals aplenty for the movie.