Barbie Movie

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Status: Development As of October 7, 2018

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Barbie movie poster
2020 | Comedy Family

A Barbie doll living in Barbieland is expelled from the world for not being perfect enough, too eccentric and not fitting the usual mold. She goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time sh... more

Release DateU.S.

Barbie will be released on
Friday, May 8, 2020 Nationwide Release

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DIRECTOR

Alethea Jones (In Talks)

Screenwriter

Hilary Winston
Kim Caramele
Amy Schumer (In Talks)

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Rating MPAA

Not Available

Storylines 3 more

A Barbie doll living in Barbieland is expelled from the world for not being perfect enough, too eccentric and not fitting the usual mold. She goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself.
paraphrased plot formulation from deadline.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the Mattel toy line.
  • This will be a live-action PG-rated film (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  • The film will exploit Barbie‚Äôs evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  • This will be a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash, Enchanted and Big (Deadline.com, 12/2/16).
  • Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action Barbie over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned (3/23/17).
  • The film rights have lapsed with Sony so Mattel is shopping the rights (Variety, 10/3/18). Margot Robbie is in talks to star and produce.

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