Margot Robbie Takes on Another Family Toy Classic

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.11 - 2024 12:29 PM CET

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Margot Robbie's new movie venture.

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Margot Robbie's production company, LuckyChap, in collaboration with Hasbro Entertainment, is gearing up to produce a film adaptation of the universally beloved board game, Monopoly.

This announcement follows the massive success of Robbie's recent project, Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, which not only captivated audiences worldwide but also became the highest-grossing film of the year, amassing $1.38 billion globally.

A Decade in Development

The idea of translating Monopoly into a film is not new; it has been in the pipeline for over a decade. But with LuckyChap and Hasbro Entertainment at the helm, the project is now set to move forward.

In a statement to Variety earlier this year, Robbie expressed her desire to replicate the impact of Barbie, aiming at combining "big, original, bold idea" with significant production budgets and the backing of major conglomerates.

"We want to make more films that have the effect that Barbie has," Robbie remarked.

Mixed Reactions from Fans

The announcement has garnered mixed reactions from Robbie's fans and the broader online community. Some express excitement at the prospect of a Monopoly movie, while others voice concerns about the trend of adapting every popular franchise into a live-action film.

Skeptics joke about the potential "hot" portrayal of the game's iconic mascot, Mr. Monopoly, and raise questions about the film's thematic focus.

“A movie about people going into neighborhoods, buying up all the property and charging as much rent as possible. Wouldn’t this just be about the housing crisis?” one X user wrote on the platform.

Zev Foreman, Head of Film for Hasbro Entertainment, stated: "As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities."

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