Model, pilot, veterinarian, astronaut and sometime-mermaid Barbara Millicent Roberts has been a star for nearly half a century. Now the famous blonde – better known as Barbie – is ready for her big-screen close-up.
Universal Studios has acquired the rights to make a live-action movie about the iconic doll, to be produced by the Laurence Mark, the man behind Jerry Maguire and Julie & Julia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on casting.
There has long been a link between Barbie’s world and real-life Hollywood.
Barbie, who has held up remarkably well over the years – call it plastic surgery – turns 50 this year.