‘Barbie’ movie trailer gives first look at Mississauga’s Simu Liu and Brampton’s Michael Cera in all-star cast


Published April 4, 2023 at 2:48 pm

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Mississauga's Simu Liu (left) will square off with London's Ryan Gosling (right) in the Barbie Movie starring Margot Robbie (centre)

Barbie might be the All-American girl, but she’ll share the spotlight with some familiar Canadians from Mississauga and Brampton on the big screen this summer.

The “Barbie” movie is set to hit theatres in July with Margot Robbie starring in the titular role alongside London, Ontario-born Ryan Gosling as Ken in a big-screen take on the popular children’s toy franchise.

But Gosling isn’t the only Ken vying for Barbie’s affection as Mississauga’s own Simu Liu also plays another version of Ken who clashes with Gosling.

The two Canadian movie stars can be seen facing off against each other in a new trailer for the film released on Tuesday (April 4).

But Liu isn’t the only local actor who appears in the new trailer as Brampton’s Michael Cera is also starring in the movie.

Known for his roles in “Superbad” and “Arrested Development,” Cera has been announced as part of the extended cast playing a character simply known as “Allan.” Cera only appears in one scene during the trailer as Liu and Gosling have a “beach off,” so moviegoers will have to wait to see how big a role Allan will play in the film.

The cast also includes A-listers like Will Farrell and Helen Mirren alongside pop singer Dua Lipa as mermaid Barbie, Issa Rae as president Barbie and Kate McKinnon as rock star Barbie.

The Greta Gerwig-directed movie arrives in theatres on July 21.

With files from The Canadian Press

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