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Universal To Make A Live Action Movie About Barbie

Live Action Barbie Movie in the Works — Who Should Play Her?

We were just talking about the trend of board games getting made into movies, and now comes word that the holy grail of childhood toys, Barbie, is also getting a film deal.

Universal Pictures is teaming up with Mattel to develop a family film based on the doll, but here's the kicker: it's going to be live-action. That means two Hollywood types are going to be playing the famous blonde with impossibly high arches and her anatomically challenged boyfriend, Ken.

Let's talk casting. I'm sure a bunch of celeb mommies will be lining up to take on the part — what mom wouldn't want to play a role that's guaranteed to be a huge hit with her kids? — and I'm curious to see just which lady lands the lead. Until then, let's have some fun and try a few guesses of our own. Who would you choose to portray Barbie and Ken in the new movie?

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jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
With her ridiculous figure, I would go for Pamela Anderson in her Barbwire days. Too old now, though, shame! I think Kate Bosworth would be a good choice.
rachieisagleek rachieisagleek 7 years
hmm im thinking Reese Whitherspoon, Blake Lively, or Rachel Mcadams. Either one of those would make it awesome!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
I think Heidi Klum,Katherine Heigl, Sara Paxton,or Cat Deely
Maychan Maychan 7 years
paris hilton!!! she is SUCH a barbie, if she was ever to actually act well it would be now. runner-ups: heidi montag, reese witherspoon! reese can do it and has the advantage of being cute and non-repulsive.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I agree with the Kristen Bell as Barbie and Mila Kunis as Theresa, those 2 couldn't be more perfect for the part. I think Paris Hilton could pull off Skipper if they brought her into this.
SBG SBG 7 years
I've always thought that Molly Sims looks like Barbie but meybe she is a little old for the role... so I vote for January Jones
amofoz amofoz 7 years
Cat Deeley is actually not bad at all.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 7 years
Trevor Donovan IS Ken.
Lemerne Lemerne 7 years
The chick who plays Cerie on 30 Rock! (can't remember her name right now)
karlotta karlotta 7 years
Anna Faris!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
I think Cat Deeley, host of So You Think You Can Dance, looks EXACTLY like a Barbie Doll!
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