Margot Robbie On Board To Produce Monopoly Movie

Margot Robbie

by James White |
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Could a little of Barbie's girl power help Lionsgate finally crack the Monopoly movie adaptation out of the development limbo it's been stuck in for seemingly eons? The studio is certainly hoping so, hatching a deal with Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap team to produce the film.

Monopoly might not sound like the sort of game naturally that lends itself to a movie — you know, since it doesn't really have a narrative beyond trying to be incredibly careful with your cash and being the best a capitalism to defeat your opponents, but then Greta Gerwig spun gold out of Barbie for Warners.

Lionsgate didn't confirm who, if anyone is attached to actually make the film, but this is one that has been floating around for years, with Ridley Scott most famously looking to put together a take for 20th Century Fox in the years before it was swallowed by Disney.

"I could not imagine a better production team for this beloved and iconic brand than LuckyChap," says Lionsgate's Adam Fogelson. "They are exceptional producers who choose their projects with great thought and care, and join Monopoly with a clear point of view. We are tremendously excited to be working with the entire LuckyChap team on what we all believe can be their next blockbuster."

Monopoly is a top property — pun fully intended," added the LuckyChap team. "Like all of the best IP, this game has resonated worldwide for generations, and we are so excited to bring this game to life alongside the wonderful teams involved at Lionsgate and Hasbro."

This marks the latest development on a game property for Robbie's company – they recently also hopped aboard a The Sims adaptation with Loki's Kate Herron attached to direct.

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