Barbie to hit the big screen in upcoming live-action film

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Robbie said she hoped the film would have a "positive impact on children"

Barbieland is about to get a lot bigger as the iconic doll is set to hit the big screen in an upcoming live-action film.

The film is due to be released next year and Barbie will be played by Margot Robbie, who has previously starred in 'Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' and 'Peter Rabbit'.

The first Barbie doll was introduced to the world at the New York Toy Fair 60 years ago.

The iconic character has appeared in TV shows and animated films, among them the Toy Story movies.

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Robbie said playing with the doll promoted "confidence, curiosity and communication".

I'm so honoured to take on this role that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children

Margot Robbie

Robbie will produce the movie through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

The film marks the first collaboration between Warner Bros and Barbie creator Mattel.

Fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out the release date and title.

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