Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the Barbie Movie, Which Is Actually Pretty Perfect

by Britt Hayes March 4, 2015 @ 7:12 PM
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Plans for a Barbie movie were first announced last year to much confusion/fascination/morbid curiosity. But like LEGO, the world of Barbie is pretty vast and offers almost infinite possibilities—she’s had so many careers, for one thing. The live-action Barbie film hasn’t offered any news since the initial announcement, but today brings word that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has been hired to give the script the ol’ rewrite treatment. Honest to blog.

'Hunger Games' Barbie Lets You Play With a Tiny Katniss

by Sean O'Connell April 9, 2012 @ 9:14 AM
What an interesting clash of cultures. Katniss Everdeen, butt-kicking savior of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ stands for independence, self-sacrifice and survival under harsh conditions. Barbie, the iconic Mattel toy, stands for bathing suits, nightgowns and flirting with Ken. Can the two ideals intertwine?