Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie

Warner Bros.



First Amy Schumer. Then Anne Hathaway. Now Margot Robbie is reportedly in talks for the "Barbie" movie.

It feels like they're really getting close to the holy grail of castings. Just one more new announcement and they should arrive at Betty White.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mattel is partnering with Warner Bros. for a movie based on the doll, with WB's Harley Quinn herself -- Margot Robbie -- in early talks to star.

THR's sources added that "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins was "circling the Warners project but indicate there are no substantive talks or offers that have taken place."

This is either an elaborate troll ... or already a better "Barbie" movie than Barbie could ever dream of -- even from the best room of her dreamhouse.

The "Barbie" rights reverted back to Mattel earlier this year, after a Barbie movie was in development at Sony for years.

Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sony Pictures Entertainment



A Sony/Mattel movie was first announced in 2014, attached Amy Schumer in 2016, and then lost her but added Anne Hathaway in 2017. At that point, Sony also gave the film a June 2018 release date. Earlier this year Sony moved the movie to May 8, 2020.

But now ... apparently Hathaway is out and Robbie is in? Will the release date move too?

Whatever happens from here, as long as Robbie does sign on, it's a big step up all around. No offense to Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, or Amy Schumer, but Oscar nominee Margot Robbie is currently on a hot streak and it's a coup to get her on board. Plus, she already looks like a Barbie doll.

Suggestion: Bradley Cooper as Ken?

Or nab Leonardo DiCaprio for a third movie with Margot Robbie, after "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"?

Or maybe get Chris Pine back for another project with Patty Jenkins, if she does direct?

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