Thursday, April 11, 2024

MONOPOLY Movie in the Works From Margot Robbie and Lionsgate

MONOPOLY Movie in the Works From Margot Robbie and Lionsgate
After producing and starring in the hit movie "Barbie", Margot Robbie has set her sights on turning Hasbro's board game "Monopoly" into a live-action feature film. Robbie's company LuckyChap and her partners Tom Ackerley and Josie McNamara are producing alongside Hasbro Entertainment

Lionsgate extended its development rights to the board game with its purchase of eOne, which was completed in December 2023. According to the studio, Monopoly is the world's most popular board game brand, with 99% global awareness. It’s available in more than 100 countries across the globe, selling nearly half a billion copies going back to 1935.

Adam Fogelson, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chair, made the big announcement at CinemaCon, the annual movie theater trade show that's currently taking place in Las Vegas. He said the following: "I could not imagine a better production team for this beloved and iconic brand than LuckyChap. They are exceptional producers who choose their projects with great thought and care, and join Monopoly with a clear point of view. We are tremendously excited to be working with the entire LuckyChap team on what we all believe can be their next blockbuster.".

LuckyChap said in a statement: "Monopoly is a top property — pun fully intended. Like all of the best IP, this game has resonated worldwide for generations, and we are so excited to bring this game to life alongside the wonderful teams involved at Lionsgate and Hasbro.".

Hasbro Entertainment’s head of film Zev Foreman said: "As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities. We are thrilled to have the unique vision of LuckyChap and Lionsgate alongside us to bring this historic piece of popular culture to the big screen.".


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