Sex Education star Emma Mackey is set to star in upcoming Barbie film 4 months ago

Sex Education star Emma Mackey is set to star in upcoming Barbie film

We're in for a treat.

Sex Education star Emma Mackey is set to star in the upcoming live action Barbie movie, and we can't think of a better fit.

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Best known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the hit Netflix series, Emma is set to star alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the new film.

We don't know yet who exactly Emma will be playing, but it is set to be a "big part" and will "cement her evolution from small-screen actress to big-screen star."

A source told The Sun: “Emma is one of the brightest stars to come out of Sex Education. The series was a break­through into the industry for her, and as Maeve she made waves.”

“Emma’s name has become hot property and everyone wants a piece of her. She was Jacqueline De Bellefort in the new film version of Death On The Nile and plays Emily Bronte in the biopic about the writer’s life, which is out this year.”

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But with Margot Robbie in the film, we can only assume these two might be playing sisters.

Not much has been revealed about the film as of yet, but one thing we do know is is that Margot is set to play the lead role of Barbie while Ryan is playing her love interest Ken.

Margot previously teased: "We like the things that feel a little left of centre. Something like Barbie where the intellectual property, the name itself… people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.
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"But our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted.'"