Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach to co-write Margot Robbie's 'Barbie'

Gerwig is busy with post-production of her much-anticipated 'Little Women' adaptation

greta-imdb Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach | via IMDB

Writer-director Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are co-writing the long-awaited Barbie movie.

Margot Robbie will star in and produce the project via her LuckyChap banner, reported Variety. The Barbie movie has been in the works since last year. The project was earlier set up at Sony, and had first Amy Schumer then Anne Hathaway attached to star with Alethea Jones directing.

The project later moved to Warner Bros where Patty Jenkins was being considered as the helmer, but no formal announcement was made by the studio.

Gerwig, who is currently busy with the post-production of her much-anticipated Little Women adaptation, is also being "eyed" to direct the Barbie film.

Gerwig and Baumbach have previously collaborated on Mistress America and Frances Ha. Gerwig also starred in Baumbach's Greenberg