Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the ‘Barbie’ Movie

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The world’s most famous doll is hooking up with one of Hollywood’s most famous female screenwriters. Diablo Cody is set to rewrite Barbie, the upcoming live-action film from Sony Pictures. Jenny Bicks (What A Girl Wants, Rio 2) penned the first draft.

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Barbie Movie on Fast Track From Sony and Mattel

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One of the biggest toy franchises in the world is in a race to the big screen. Sony has just signed a deal with with Mattel to make a movie version of BarbieJenny Bicks (What A Girl Wants, Rio 2) is writing the script, with the studio hoping to be shooting by the end of the year. Mattel agreed to the film based on a new pitch that would embrace Barbie’s multiple careers and turn her into a fashionable chameleon who can jump from job to job, helping people around the world. Read more about the Barbie movie below. Read More »



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You Knew This Was Coming: Universal Plans a Barbie Movie


I’m so glad that on the same day we get to report that the likely to be extra-silly Masters of the Universe movie may be a go at Columbia, I also get to cover Universal’s plans for a film based on the Barbie toy line. But, really, how is there not already a Barbie movie? (One that isn’t porn?) How has Mattel failed to make a whole damn series of these movies? There are direct to DVD animated things, sure, but nary a notable or forgettable feature. According to Mattel, the time is now! Read More »