Sex Education star Emma Mackey has reportedly landed an A-list role alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie.
According to insiders, the actress, 26, who is known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama, will start filming on the blockbuster in the next few weeks.
It is currently unknown what part Emma will play, while it has already been revealed that Margot, 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken.
Big moves! Sex Education star Emma Mackey has reportedly landed an A-list role alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie
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 di lei, 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 di lei, which is out this year.
‘Emma’s role is being closely guarded but it’s a big part and will really cement her evolution from small-screen actress to big-screen star. It is a really exciting time for Emma and she cannot wait to get started on the production. ‘
The live-action film is being directed by Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig.
While details of the film are yet to be released, Margot recently teased: ‘We like the things that feel a little left of center. 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.’
Leading lady: It is currently unknown what part Emma will play, while it has already been revealed that Margot (pictured), 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken
‘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. ‘
Elsewhere, Emma has been working on Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, Emily, which is yet to have a release date – will follow the story of the famous author, best known for her iconic novel Wuthering Heights.
The upcoming film will see Emma join the likes of Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, Ammonite star Gemma Jones and Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead.
On the upcoming project, actress-turned-director Frances, 53, said: ‘Emily Brontë’s writing is steeped in such passion, feeling, violence, and fierce intelligence – that I’ve always yearned to know who she really was.
‘Emily is about a rebel and misfit, a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. And, in creating an imagined life for her, I hope Emily Brontë will live again! ‘
Filming: According to insiders, the actress, 26, who is known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama, will start filming on the blockbuster in the next few weeks (pictured Ryan Gosling in 2017)
Tim Haslam of Embankment, who is executive producing and financing the movie, added: ‘Frances’ storytelling is a breath of fresh air.
‘It attracts highly dynamic actors; each performing highly engaging characters, each provocative and just a touch dangerous; certainly, modern and spirited. ‘
Born in 1818 in West Yorkshire, Emily was the fifth of six children, and spent most of her short life in the moorland village of Haworth, where her Irish father Patrick was curate.
But life dealt Emily a series of terrible blows as she lost her mother when she was three, then two older sisters when she was seven
Following her trauma, the novelist retreated into a fantasy world, writing stories and poetry with her siblings.
The writer poured her suffering and passion into Wuthering Heights, a wrenching love story as raw as the Yorkshire Moors on which it’s set.
Rise to fame! Emma had a breakthrough role in Netflix drama Sex Education