TORONTO – Lovable loser Michael Cera is getting dolled up for the brand new “Barbie” film, through which he’ll painting a discontinued and long-forgotten character within the toy line.
The Brampton, Ont. actor, recognized for roles in “Superbad” and “Arrested Improvement,” has been introduced as a part of the prolonged forged for the summer season comedy, enjoying a job merely generally known as “Allan.”
“Barbie” is a spin on the favored youngsters’s toy franchise with Margot Robbie within the titular position and London, Ont.-born Ryan Gosling as Ken.
“Kim’s Comfort” actor Simu Liu, who was raised in Mississauga, Ont., performs one other model of Ken who clashes with Gosling’s Ken within the newest trailer launched Tuesday.
Whereas the specifics of Cera’s character have not been revealed, a discontinued Barbie character named Allan was launched within the Nineteen Sixties.
The red-haired Allan was marketed as Ken’s “buddy” who was wearing a seaside jacket and swimming trunks. He might additionally match into Ken’s garments.
Allan was launched throughout an enlargement of the Barbie product line, which included the addition of Barbie’s sister Skipper and finest good friend Midge, who’s Allan’s girlfriend.
The Allan dolls have been bought for a number of years earlier than toy producer Mattel changed him with a brand new character named Brad.
Different forged members newly confirmed embrace pop singer Dua Lipa as mermaid Barbie, Issa Rae as president Barbie and Kate McKinnon as rock star Barbie.
“Barbie,” directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig, arrives in theatres July 21.