oscar: Alexandra Shipp joins Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in ‘Barbie’ | English Film News

With the announcement of each new cast member, Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig’s live-action film “Barbie” becomes more and more fascinating.

And ‘Tick, tick… Boom!’ Star Alexandra Shipp is the latest addition to the Warner Bros. movie. According to reports, Shipp has joined previously announced cast members including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu.

In the film, Robbie will play the role of Barbie and Gosling that of Ken. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, aside from ‘Barbie,’ Shipp was also cast in a minor role in Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ ’65,’ which stars two-time Oscar nominee Adam Driver. . The new sci-fi thriller will tell the story of an astronaut who crash-lands on a mysterious planet, only to find he’s not alone. Shipp recently starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut “Tick, Tick…Boom!”, the autobiographical Off-Broadway musical adaptation of the late Jonathan Larson.

Shipp played Susan, Jonathan’s girlfriend who feels neglected, leading to the “Come to Your Senses” duet with Karessa, played by Vanessa Hudgens. The musical stars two-time Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield, who is nominated for Best Actor at the upcoming 94th ceremony.

Recently, Shipp filmed “Kung Fury 2” in Germany opposite Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender, and appeared in “Silk Road” with Jason Clarke. She will also be seen in Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut “Space Oddity” starring Kyle Allen, Simon Helberg and Madeline Brewer. Her other past roles include “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson and “Jexi” with Adam Devine.