Margot Robbie. File photo
Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise's first-ever live-action film.
The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker's newly-established Mattel Films. The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.
Robbie said in a statement that she believes the film will have a "tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. " The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in "Mary Queen of Scots," and "Suicide Squad. "
The film's title and release date have not been revealed.