Banks, Robbie Team On “Paper Bag Princess”

Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie will team to produce a film adaptation of the 1980s children’s book classic “The Paper Bag Princess” at Universal Pictures.

The story follows a princess all set to marry her perfect Prince Charming when a dragon attacks the kingdom, kidnaps the prince and burns the castle. With no clothes left to wear, the princess dons a paper bag and sets out to vanquish the dragon.

When she saves the prince, he ungratefully admonishes her for not looking like a princess. The girl then call him a ‘bum,’ ditches him and dances into the sunset alone. Since its initial publication, the book has been reprinted 90 times and has sold more than 10 million copies.

Katie Silberman is attached to write the screenplay and the plan is for Robbie to star, but will depend upon the script and scheduling. Banks is attached to direct while Max Handelman, Tom Ackerley and Dan Krech will also produce.

Source: Heat Vision