Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen.
The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy,
Written by Jenny Bicks ("What a Girl Wants," "Rio 2") and produced by
"We've always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought us their unexpected, clever and truly funny concept," Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures' president of production, said in a statement.
Sony is hunting for new franchise material. The studio is developing its
The Barbie movie marks the second collaboration between Sony and Mattel, which are developing an adaptation based on the Masters of the Universe action figures.
Earlier this year,