Margot Robbie going from 'Barbie' to 'Monopoly' movie

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Margot Robbie may just be becoming a one-woman monopoly on the toys-to-movie pipeline. The Barbie star and Oscar-nominated producer of that blockbuster will be producing a film based on the board game Monopoly

ABC Audio has confirmed that Robbie and her LuckyChap production company are teaming up with Hasbro Entertainment and Lionsgate to bring the game from the board to the big screen. 

And while it may seem like a, well, roll of the dice, pun intended, the Monopoly game is available in more than 100 countries and has sold nearly half a billion copies since it launched in 1935.

In a statement, Adam Fogelson, the head of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said “I could not imagine a better production team for this beloved and iconic brand than LuckyChap."

He called Margot and company, "exceptional producers who ... join Monopoly with a clear point of view." He concluded, "We are tremendously excited to be working with the entire LuckyChap team on what we all believe can be their next blockbuster."

For its part, LuckyChap called Monopoly "a top property – pun fully intended."

Guess they would know: Who in the world would have thought a movie based on Barbie dolls would gross more than a billion bucks and be nominated for eight Academy Awards? 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 5:01PM by Stephen Iervolino Permalink