Jon M Chu And Emily V Gordon Are Making A Play-Doh Film

After 4 complete Toy Tales and a smattering of buildable brick-based flicks launched elsewhere, childhood toys can imply large enterprise in Hollywood. Not solely is Greta Gerwig cooking up a Barbie film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, however Lena Dunham has a Lily Collins-starring Polly Pocket journey following scorching on its pink heels. However what’s the following large toys-to-life providing? Motion Man with Henry Cavill? Or Stretch Armstrong with The Rock? Much more weirdly, we glance to be getting Play-Doh: The Film .

Sure, the worldwide bestselling arts and crafts important is getting its second within the highlight, with some critical expertise concerned. The Play-Doh film, coming from eOne and Hasbro, is being written by Oscar-nominated The Huge Sick screenwriter Emily V. Gordon, with In The Heights and Loopy Wealthy Asians’ Jon M. Chu producing – and doubtlessly directing – too. “Jon and I had a collection of conversations about creativity, creativeness, and the aim of artwork that have been so enjoyable and juicy that I knew I had to do that,” Gordon wrote on Twitter, including that her pre-moviemaking experiences may turn out to be useful on this one. “I’ll get to make use of a few of my play therapist coaching too, possibly…”

As you’d think about, this will likely be an animated movie – the apparent thought could be for it to be claymation (Doh-mation?), however particulars on what precisely this may seem like are skinny on the bottom.

Hasbro’s acquisition of eOne again in 2019 is already proving a fruitful partnnership for future tasks: there’s a Chris Pine and Regé-Jean Web page starring Dungeons & Dragons movie coming early subsequent yr; a Energy Rangers reboot from The Finish Of The F––ing World creator Jonathan Entwistle; an animated Magic: The Gathering Netflix collection; and different iconic names like Clue, Mouse Lure, and Ouija all floating round in various levels of improvement.

As for this enterprise, Chu and Gordon are assured that they’ve bought one thing particular – no, not precise Play-Doh – on their arms. In a joint assertion launched to Deadline, the duo stated: “The workforce seems ahead to bringing the viewers a moldable, pliable, iconically scented story concerning the significance of creativeness.” Let’s simply hope it’s a bit extra The LEGO Film than Playmobil: The Film, eh?

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