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Who asked for a Polly Pocket movie? No one, but we're getting a film based on a Mattel toy anyway. See why producers are excited and why we're cringing.

Will ‘Polly Pocket’ the movie be an epic failure? Meet the cast

We’re not sure who asked for a Polly Pocket live-action movie, but it certainly wasn’t us! Despite its lack of demand, Polly Pocket the movie will actually be a thing. Now, if you’re over the age of twelve years old, this news may seem a bit offensive. However, the film will likely have young girls dragging their unfortunate parents to the movie theater when it’s released.

There have already been films based on children’s toys such as The Lego Movie and Transformers. However, something about a live-action doll talking feels a tad bit eerie. What’s even more confusing is how this film is actually attaining an all-star cast & crew! Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the upcoming live-action Polly Pocket movie. 

Meet the cast & crew

Not much is known about the film yet (there isn’t even an official title released). However, we know Lena Dunham has been credited as writer & director. The Girls creator’s production company Good Thing Going has teamed up with MGM & Mattel, the toy company’s film division. 

The stunning Lily Collins will be playing the famous doll! With her classic beauty, it makes sense she will be portraying the iconic Polly Pocket doll. Not only will she be playing the titular role, but Collins will also be producing the upcoming film.

Robbie Brenner & Kevin McKeon will be managing the feature for Mattel Films. Sandino Moya-Smith & Winnie Carrillo will oversee for MGM. Good Thing Going’s Liz Watson & Michael P. Cohen will also serve as executive producers.

What’s the plot going to look like?

All we know so far is that the film will follow a young girl who becomes friends with a pocket-sized Lily Collins. Yeah, we know that’s not much but the film is still in its earliest stages of pre-production! Hopefully, soon we’ll know more about the movie’s premise. 

Does anyone else remember that bizarre yet awesome movie Life-Size with Tyra Banks & Lindsay Lohan? In Life-Size, after Lohan’s mom dies, she tries to use witchcraft to resurrect her. Instead, she accidentally brings her doll (Tyra Banks) to life. Both weird & surprisingly emotional, if the new Polly Pocket movie is anything similar, we’ll take back all of our criticisms! 

Dunham & Collins discuss the movie

Lena Dunham explained: “Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it’s pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel, and MGM.”

The thirty-five-year-old director added, “I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension.”

Actress Lily Collins also shared her excitement about the movie. “I’m so excited to partner with this inspiring powerhouse of a team. Developing this project with Robbie, Lena, Mattel, and MGM to reintroduce Polly in a fun, modern way has been such a treat. As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true and I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen.”

Mattel Films’ Brenner elaborated: “Polly Pocket is an iconic franchise that has resonated with children for more than three decades. The incredible nostalgia that Polly evokes, coupled with Lena’s fresh approach and Lily’s take on the character, will introduce an entirely new interpretation of this classic brand to audiences. We look forward to working with MGM to produce a feature film that will appeal to the whole family.”

How are you feeling about this live-action Polly Pocket movie? Will it be a success or an epic fail? Let us know your opinions & predictions in the comments below! 

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