Has Barbie Found Her Ken? 90210 Hottie Eyed to Play Boyfriend in Live-Action Movie

Get the latest on Mattel's efforts to bring the iconic doll and her beau to life on the big screen

By Marc Malkin Aug 03, 2011 2:00 AMTags
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If there's anyone who should play Ken in the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, it has to be Trevor Donovan.

Seriously, the 90210 hottie is a walking Ken doll.

Well, guess what?

I hear Mr. Donovan has met with producers and is now in the running for the role of Barbie's beau. Mattel marked Barbie's 50th anniversary two years ago by announcing that the company had teamed up with Dreamgirls producer Laurence Mark to develop a live-action flick based on the iconic doll.

Barbie has had many Hollywood incarnations since she debuted in 1959, most recently voiced by veteran voice actress Jodi Benson in Toy Story 3. Ken was voiced by Michael Keaton.

What the plotline of the Barbie movie will entail is anybody's guess right now. The filmmakers certainly have a lot to draw from.

A romantic comedy comes to mind, especially after Mattel announced in 2004 that the couple had split up after being together for 43 years. But two years later, they got back together after Ken had a makeover that included board shorts and a white T-shirt.

Yes, I realize I'm talking about a pair of dolls.

Now we want to hear from you. Is Donovan right for Ken? And who should play Barbie? Be a doll and chime in below.

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(Originally published Aug 2, 2011, at 6 p.m. PT)