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Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live action film

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LOS ANGELES — Australian actress Margot Robbie is to play Barbie in the first live-action feature movie about the iconic and controversial doll, who has enjoyed multiple careers in her 60-year lifetime. Toymaker Mattel and movie studio Warner Bros. on Tuesday announced they were partnering to make the film, which will star the Oscar-nominated actress. Ms. Robbie, 28, will also co-produce the film, the companies said in a statement. No plot, title or release date was announced for the film, which comes 60 years after the adult-figured Barbie fashion doll was launched in March 1959. —Reuters