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Monopoly adds Margot Robbie as a producer

Monopoly adds Margot Robbie as a producer

Barbie Producer LuckyChap is rolling the dice again with a modification of the classic game. The banner run by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josie McNamara has joined forces with Hasbro Entertainment and Lionsgate's Monopoly The film as producers.

Lionsgate announced the news at CinemaCon Wednesday.

Hollywood tried to break A Monopoly Adapting for more than a decade, Kevin Hart and director Tim Story have been among those who have come and gone. Lionsgate expanded its rights to Monopoly when it completed the purchase of Hasbro's film and television business eOne in December.

Monopoly Dating back to 1935, it challenges players to acquire real estate and build houses and hotels, all while avoiding bankruptcy and the dreaded “go straight to jail” card. Nearly 1 billion copies have been sold.

LuckyChap are “exceptional producers who choose their projects with great thought and care, and join Monopoly with a clear point of view,” Lionsgate Films Director Adam Fogelson said in a statement.

“Monopoly is a cool property – pun fully intended,” LuckyChap said. “Like all of the best game IPs, this game has resonated around the world for generations, and we're very excited to bring this game to life alongside the amazing teams involved at Lionsgate and Hasbro.”

Zev Forman, President of Hasbro Entertainment Films, added: “As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities. We are thrilled to have the unique vision of LuckyChap and Lionsgate alongside us to bring this historic piece of popular culture to the big screen.”

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LuckyChap defied the odds to become the highest-grossing film of 2023 BarbieMade by rival toy company Mattel. It grossed $1.446 billion worldwide and received several Academy Award nominations.