Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite ‘Barbie’

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has set Diablo Cody to write the next draft of Barbie, the live action film based on Mattel’s top selling fashion doll that the studio believes will anchor a global film franchise. The studio made a deal awhile back with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation for the live action comedy, and had Jenny Bicks write the first draft. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, and they recently invited Amy Pascal to join them.

barbie dollCody is an intriguing choice. The spirit of the doll is all about female empowerment, and Cody is a famous example of someone who pulled herself up to become the Oscar winning screenwriter of Juno. But Barbie is also somewhat squeaky clean in her image, and Cody’s rags to riches story famously starts with her working as a stripper, and then writing a blog about her life which led to her…

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