Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly under final negotiations with actor Ryan Gosling to portray Ken's character in the live-action "Barbie" movie, as reported by Deadline. Margot Robbie is set to star in the titular role.

According to the reports, Gosling passed on the role due to his busy schedule. However, the sources revealed that the studio is keen to work with the "La La Land" star and the actor has adjusted his schedule to shoot for the movie.

The production is expected to start filming in the first half of 2022 and the script is penned by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.

"Barbie" will be based on the popular Barbie dolls, which were launched in 1959. Barbie's companion Ken was first introduced in 1961.

This is not the first time that a movie is made based on Barbie. In 2010, an animated movie was made titled, "Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale" and after a year, "Barbie: A Fairy Secret" was dropped in 2011. However, this will be the first live-action movie based on the world-famous doll.

Gerwig will direct the live-action movie based on the popular, classic doll line. Gerwig's directorial credits include "Nights and Weekends," "Lady Bird" and "Little Women," so fans can expect something different and interesting.

In addition to starring as Barbie, Robbie is set to produce the movie under LuckyChap Entertainment production company.

On the work front, Gosling recently wrapped up filming "The Gray Man," which is an action thriller helmed by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie also stars Regé-Jean Page, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Julia Butters.

The movie is slated to release on Netflix in 2022 and is currently under post-production. Besides this, the actor will appear in a horror movie, "Wolfman," which is directed by Leigh Whannell. He will also star in "The Actor" and "Project Hail Mary."

Robbie, on the other hand, was recently seen in James Gunn's directorial movie, "The Suicide Squad," which dropped on Aug. 6. She will be next seen in an untitled period drama helmed by David O. Russell. The actress will also feature in upcoming movies "Babylon," "Asteroid City," "Ruin" and "Gotham City Sirens."

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Ryan Gosling regretted his decision to quit ballet. Pictured: Gosling attends the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017 at Hollywood, California. Reuters/Mike Blake