Australian actor Margot Robbie will play Barbie in the first movie with actors about the well-known and controversial doll, which has had several industries for its 60 years.
Toy maker Mattel and film studio Warner Bros announced on Tuesday that they were collaborating on filming the film, which will star Robbie, 28, who will also be a producer, said the companies in a statement.
Neither the site nor the title or release date of the film was mentioned, which will take place 60 years after the doll representing an adult woman began to be sold in 1959.
Robbie, who was an Oscar nominated for her lead in the skating movie "I, Tonya," said she hoped the movie "has a very positive impact on children and audiences worldwide."
"Barbie has allowed children to imagine in roles from a princess to a president," depicted the actress in a statement. Barbie has had more than 200 careers in her life, including robotics engineer, astronaut and teacher.
It is the most famous doll in the world, and a cultural icon celebrated by artists such as Andy Warhol, the Louvre Museum in Paris and the satirical song "Barbie Girl" in 1997 by the Scandinavian pop group Aqua.
But critics argue that her curvy body promotes an unrealistic image for girls. Sales began to decline in 2014, leading Mattel, a California company, to expand the range of skin tones, body shapes, even to produce wrists that carry hijab and science sets.