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Who Should Play Barbie?

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 26, 2009 at 5:37AM

Of course we don't even know what take Universal will have on its live-action movie based on Mattel's 50-year-old Barbie doll. Will it be a broad family comedy? What period? Tone? Mattel's sixteen animated videos sold 75 million units worldwide. Now they're gearing up a movie based on the universally recognized girl toy.
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Of course we don't even know what take Universal will have on its live-action movie based on Mattel's 50-year-old Barbie doll. Will it be a broad family comedy? What period? Tone? Mattel's sixteen animated videos sold 75 million units worldwide. Now they're gearing up a movie based on the universally recognized girl toy.

The blogosphere is already throwing casting ideas around. It's fascinating who people think Barbie should be. Is she 20 or 30-something? She's been everything over the years: college student, housewife, secretary. I suspect they should cast an unknown as the impossibly long-legged, wasp-waisted, pointy-boobed blonde, a la Christopher Reeve and Superman.

Most serious actresses would turn their nose up at the role. But let's play the casting game anyway. Here are some of the names I culled from the internet. Who did we miss?

Who should play Barbie?
Katharine Heigl
Scarlett Johansson
Reese Witherspoon
Angelina Jolie
Charlize Theron
Amy Adams
Kate Bosworth
Amanda Seyfried
Christine Taylor
Christina Applegate
January Jones
Taylor Swift
Jessica Simpson
Christina Aguilera
Kristen Bell
Blake Lively
Cat Deeley
Anna Faris
  
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