Actress Alexandra Shipp of the hit Netflix movie Tick, Tick… Boom! has just joined director Greta Gerwig’s upcoming live-action ‘Barbie’ movie. Based on the popular Mattel toy, the Greta Gerwig ‘Barbie’ movie has not revealed its plot as its being kept under wraps. Alexandra Shipp’s role in the ‘Barbie’ film is also unknown, but the actress will join costars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who will star as Barbie and Ken.
The live-action ‘Barbie’ film comes from Oscar-nominated director of Lady Bird and Little Women, Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also happens to be a writer on the movie along with husband and director of last year’s Marriage Story Noah Baumbach. Actress Alexandra Shipp joins other famous costars America Ferrera, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, MCU’s Shang -Chi star Simu Liu and Disney kid Ariana Greenblatt.
We don’t know a lot about the upcoming live-action ‘Barbie’ film, but the IMDb page for the film has this description,
A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.
Earlier this year, American actress Alexandra Shipp starred in the now two-time Oscar-nominated film Tick Tick… Boom! alongside one of our beloved “Spider-men” Andrew Garfield. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut was an adaptation of the autobiographical Off-Broadway musical by the late composer Jonathan Larson. In Tick Tick… Boom! Alexandra Shipp plays Susan, girlfriend of Jonathan Larson.
Before Tick, Tick… Boom! Alexandra Shipp was well known for her role as the younger version of Halle Berry’s character ‘Storm’ in Twentieth Century Fox’s 2016 film X-Men: Apocolypse. Shipp also reprised her role as Storm in X-Men: Dark Pheonix in 2019. The actress has starred in countless other films such as Love, Simon, Straight Outta Compton, and the TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
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