Is Barbie 2023 out? Barbie premiered at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 9, 2023, and is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States on July 21, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Robbie confirmed the live-action film adaptation in July 2019, with Gerwig and Baumbach co-writing the script. Gerwig was later announced to be helming the project. The film was originally in development at Sony in 2014, with Amy Schumer previously attached to star in the movie. Schumer departed due to “scheduling conflicts” for her film I Feel Pretty before later revealing there had been creative differences behind the scenes for the vision of Barbie. “They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. She added that she wanted Barbie to be an “ambitious inventor”, but Mattel and the studio were allegedly insistent that this invention be high heels made of Jell-O. After going around in circles in development at Sony, Barbie headed over to Warner Bros in 2018, with Robbie headlining the new production.