Monopoly movie: Margot Robbie’s company LuckyChap to produce film

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A film based on the classic board game Monopoly is gearing up for release – with Margot Robbie’s production company set to produce it.

The Monopoly movie has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

But it was announced on Wednesday that Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap, would produce it.

Hasbro Entertainment, part of the American toy company, will also produce.

Robbie’s company recently worked on Saltburn and last year’s hit film Barbie, which the Australian actress also starred in.

Speaking to Variety in February, Robbie, 33, said: “We want to make more films that have the effect that Barbie has.

“I don’t know if it has to be Barbie 2. Why can’t it be another big, original, bold idea where we have an incredible filmmaker, a big budget to play with and the trust of a huge conglomerate behind them. go and actually play? I want to do that.”

Adam Fogelson, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said they were “extremely excited” about the project and believed it could be the next blockbuster.

Zev Foreman, Head of Cinema at Hasbro Entertainment, said: “As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities.”

Last December, Lionsgate expanded its development rights to the board game by purchasing Entertainment One (eOne) from Hasbro.

Barbie was the highest-grossing film last year, grossing $1.38 billion (£1.1 billion) worldwide.

The hit board game Monopoly taught generations of children to buy properties, stack them with hotels, and charge other players exorbitant rents for the privilege of accidentally landing there.

It was patented in 1904 by an American left-wing feminist called Lizzy Magie. She called it the Landlord’s Game and it evolved into what we now call Monopoly.

However, it became popular 30 years later, when Monopoly was first marketed in the United States, during the Great Depression. An unemployed salesman from Pennsylvania was credited with his invention.

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News Source : www.bbc.com


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