“Juno” and “Young Adult” scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to pen the next draft of the script of the live-action “Barbie” feature in development at Sony Pictures.
Jenny Bicks penned the first draft of the comedy which will follow Barbie in a contemporary setting. Details of the plot remain undisclosed.
Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing. In a statement, Parkes says: “Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs…It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”
The Barbie line is reportedly worth around $3 billion a year to Mattel.