‘Barbie’ Joins $1 Billion Club and Breaks Another Record for Female Directors

 The film has been in development for over a decade, with Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, and Margot Robbie all attached to star at different points.

 Greta Gerwig is directing the film, making her the first woman to direct a live-action Barbie movie.

 The film's script was written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who are known for their critically-acclaimed films such as Lady Bird and Marriage Story.

The film's supporting cast includes Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, and Issa Rae.

 The film is set in a Barbieland-like world, and is said to be a "coming-of-age story" about a doll who is kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough.

The film's production design is inspired by Technicolor musicals, such as The Red Shoes and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The film's costumes are designed by two-time Academy Award winner Jacqueline Durran.

The film's soundtrack features original songs by Carly Rae Jepsen, Dua Lipa, and Blackpink. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 21, 2023.

 The film is expected to be a major box office success, with some analysts predicting that it could gross over $1 billion worldwide.