Get ready for the next Mattel film franchise, as Lena Dunham‘s live action Polly Pocket film is coming. Centering on the Lilliputian compact toy made popular in the late 80s-early 90s, Lily Collins is reportedly going to star in the flick for MGM.
Dunham is penning the script, which will tell the tale of “a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.”
In a statement announcing the project, Dunham said:
“Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it’s pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner [of Mattel Films], Mattel, and MGM. I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart, playful films that speak to them without condescension.”
Collins, who is co-producing, stated that she’s excited to reinvent Polly Pocket in “a fun, modern way.”
“As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true and I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen,” she said.
That’s sort of all we know so far, but we’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know what else we hear.