Sony’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Draws Diablo Cody for Rewrite

Diablo Cody has been hired to write the next draft of the script for Sony’s live-action Barbie movie.

The studio launched the comedy project last April with Mattel and Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation with Jenny Bicks writing the first draft. Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and former studio chief Amy Pascal are producing.

Julia Pistor is executive producing for Mattel’s Playground Productions. Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams are overseeing for the studio.

The story will follow Barbie in a contemporary setting, but details of the plot have not been disclosed.

The Barbie doll has had 150 careers over more than 50 years as princess, president, mermaid and movie star.

Cody’s credits include her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” “Young Adult” and the upcoming “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep.

Cody is repped by WME and manager Mason Novick.

News was first reported Deadline.

 

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