The 'Lady Bird' director has signed on to co-write the live-action film about the Mattel doll with longtime partner Noah Baumbach, but is still in negotiations for the directing role.
Actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig has signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie's "Barbie" movie, alongside her longtime partner, Noah Baumbach.
The "Lady Bird" director is also in talks to oversee the live-action film about the Mattel doll.
Robbie is the latest actress to lead the project after both Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway stepped down.
The Australian star has been keen to work with Greta since they became friends on the awards show circuit in 2018, as their films, "Lady Bird" and "I, Tonya" picked up a string of nominations.