On the Heels of Barbie, a Polly Pocket Movie Is Already within the Works

No matter whether or not or not Barbie will get a sequel, the Mattel Cinematic Universe will proceed to increase. The following doll-to-screen adaptation? Polly Pocket.

Below the intense pink haze of Barbiemania, you won’t have realized {that a} movie on the tiny toy has already been within the works since 2021, with Lily Collins (Emily in Paris) connected to star and Women’ creator Lena Dunham set to jot down and direct. And with 45 Mattel motion pictures reportedly deliberate, this possible gained’t be the final time we see certainly one of our childhood playthings on the large display screen.

Right here’s what we all know in regards to the Polly Pocket film to date.

What is going to it’s about?

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie tackled the not possible expectations positioned upon girls, the connection between moms and daughters, patriarchy, and the complexity of the human expertise (sure, actually!). Daniel Kaluuya’s Barney movie, additionally based mostly on Mattel IP, shall be a “surrealistic” tackle the purple dinosaur. What sort of spin can we anticipate from Dunham’s dolls?

When the movie was introduced in 2021, Selection reported the fundamentals, that the movie “will middle on a younger woman and a pocket-sized lady who type a friendship.” Dunham additionally hinted that she’s aiming for a “good playful” movie that speaks to younger girls “with out condescension.” She advised the outlet in a press release:

“Polly Pocket was answerable for numerous hours of childhood escapism for me–Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to relate, so it’s fairly poetic to be tackling these identical concepts now as a director collaborating with the good Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM. I’m so thrilled to deliver to bear each my love of this historic property and in addition my deep-seated perception that younger girls want good playful movies that talk to them with out condescension.”

In October 2022, Dunham was ending up the second draft of the script when she shared some extra hints with The Hollywood Reporter: “We’ve got a number of enjoyable with the thought of what occurs when a small individual encounters a giant world.”

She added that Collins’ Polly shall be actually small within the movie, as in “the unique teensy tiny ’90s measurement…they made her a bit greater now, which I assist, due to choking hazards. However I’m writing ’90s tiny.”

Who’s within the forged?

Collins is the one actor connected to the movie to date, and he or she can even produce. “As a baby who was obsessive about Polly Pocket, it is a actual dream come true and I can’t wait to deliver these tiny toys to the large display screen,” she advised Selection in 2021.

Different producers embrace: Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon of Mattel Movies, Sandino Moya-Smith and Winnie Carrillo of MGM, and Liz Watson and Michael P. Cohen of Dunham’s firm Good Factor Going, who’re govt producers.

When will it’s launched?

That’s nonetheless unclear. There’s no phrase but on when filming will start, plus Hollywood continues to be on pause because the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are nonetheless in place.

As of July 26, the movie has a script, which is “nice,” Mattel Movies producer Robbie Brenner advised Selection. However manufacturing plans are nonetheless up within the air. “Hopefully, we’ll be making that sooner or later sooner or later,” she mentioned.

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