Margot Robbie to provide “blockbuster” new Monopoly film

Margot Robbie will produce a “blockbuster” live-action characteristic movie based mostly on the board recreation Monopoly, it was introduced right now (April 10).

The mission was introduced right now’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the place the actor’s manufacturing firm, LuckyChap, was confirmed to be working with toy firm Hasbro on the movie. Lionsgate will develop the movie.

Monopoly is likely one of the hottest board video games on the earth and has bought over half a billion copies since its creation within the early 1900s.

Whereas particulars of the plot haven’t but been shared, Lionsgate Movement Image Group chairman Adam Fogelson stated LuckyChap have a “clear standpoint” with the path they wish to take the movie.

“I couldn’t think about a greater manufacturing group for this beloved and iconic model than LuckyChap,” Fogelsen stated. “They’re distinctive producers who select their tasks with nice thought and care, and be part of Monopoly with a transparent standpoint. We’re tremendously excited to be working with the whole LuckyChap group on what all of us consider could be their subsequent blockbuster.”

Margot Robbie in 'Barbie'
Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’. CREDIT: © 2023 Warner Bros. Leisure Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Head of Movie at Hasbro Leisure, Zev Foreman added: “As one of the crucial iconic video games on the earth, Monopoly supplies an unimaginable platform for storytelling alternatives. We’re thrilled to have the distinctive imaginative and prescient of LuckyChap and Lionsgate alongside us to deliver this historic piece of well-liked tradition to the large display.”

“Monopoly is a high property – pun absolutely supposed,” LuckyChap stated in an announcement. “Like the entire finest IP, this recreation has resonated worldwide for generations, and we’re so excited to deliver this recreation to life alongside the great groups concerned at Lionsgate and Hasbro.”

A earlier movie about Monopoly has been tried previously, together with Kevin Hart and Trip Alongside director Tim Story. Hart confirmed to SlashFilm in 2023 that the mission was “nonetheless in growth”. “It’s a tough one to search out the best factor with,” Story stated on the time (by way of The Impartial).

Robbie’s manufacturing firm was additionally behind Barbie, which was the highest-grossing movie of 2023.

The movie, starring Robbie, about Mattel’s iconic doll broke field workplace information final 12 months, incomes in $1.4billion (£1.12billion) globally on the field workplace.

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