Dua Lipa Teases New Song From ‘Barbie’ Soundtrack: Watch
Dua Lipa has shared a clip of Dance The Night, her upcoming single from the new Barbie film. The caption reads, “This Barbie has a song coming this week… FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BST”, Watch below.
It was announced back in April that Dua will be appearing as part of the star-studded cast of the upcoming Barbie movie. The highly-anticipated film is due to hit cinemas on 21 July.
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The singer announced her role in the film with a post on Instagram on 4 April. “This Barbie is a mermaid!!” She wrote in the caption.
The film will star Margot Robbie as the titular icon and Ryan Gosling as her love interest, Ken. Until today, the rest of the cast was kept under wraps. Joining Robbie’s classic Barbie is Issa Rae’s president Barbie, Kate McKinnon’s gymnast Barbie, Nicola Coughlan’s diplomat Barbie, Alexandra Shipp’s writer Barbie, Emma Mackey’s physicist Barbie, Ritu Arya’s journalist Barbie, Sharon Rooney’s lawyer Barbie, Hari Nef’s doctor Barbie and Ana Cruz Kayne’s judge Barbie.
Other stars set to appear are Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, Will Ferrell and Jamie Demetriou.
Barbie is the latest movie from acclaimed director Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird), who wrote the script with her partner, Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story). Little is known about the plot of the film, but a summary reads: “After being expelled from “Barbieland” for being a less-than-perfect doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.”
During a November appearance on Dua’s podcast At Your Service, Gerwig expressed that taking on the property was more than a bit intimidating. “It was something that was exciting because it was terrifying,” she said. “It felt like vertigo, starting to write it, like: ‘Where do you even begin, and what would be the story?’ And I think it was that feeling I had was knowing that it would be really interesting terror. Usually that’s where the best stuff is, where you’re like, ‘I am terrified of that.’ Anything where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender’ — then you’re like, ‘I should probably do it.’”