Gosling, 41, will star alongside Margot Robbie, who plays the world-famous Barbie in the movie directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig.
It is a joint project between Warner Bros and Barbie manufacturer Mattel.
On Wednesday, Warner Bros shared the picture of Gosling which shows the actor with bleached blond hair, wearing an unbuttoned denim jacket showing off his tanned stomach underneath.
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) June 15, 2022
The actor, who is also wearing matching jeans with the top of his white pants showing the word “Ken”, is leaning up against a bright pink post against a pink backdrop.
Reactions to Ryan Gosling as Ken Doll
Social media users have immediately reacted to Gosling’s transformation into the beloved kid’s toy, with the memes going wild.
Many have compared Gosling’s look to that of Freddie Prinze Jr’s in the Scooby-Doo movies.
Another wrote: “Why does Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie look like a cross between Orange Cassidy and Fred from Scooby-Doo may I ask.”
Freddie Prinze Jr’s Fred walked so Ryan Gosling’s Ken could run pic.twitter.com/QZXzaXWx9h
— Michael (earth 838 variant) (@bashful_michael) June 15, 2022
Last month, the company revealed the live-action film will be released on July 21 next year.
Acclaimed actress and director Gerwig, 37, has co-written the script with her partner Noah Baumbach.
She was nominated for the best director and best original screenplay Oscars for 2017 coming-of-age drama Lady Bird, and scored a nod for best-adapted screenplay with 2019’s Little Women.