What a Girl Wants (2003)
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Ambi Pictures’ Monica Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino and Christine Alderson of Ipso Facto Productions have greenlit This Beautiful Fantastic, Simon Aboud’s contemporary fairtytale set in the heart of London.
Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) has been announced in the lead role. Other members of the cast include Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom), Andrew Scott (Pride), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Anna Chancellor (What A Girl Wants).
Findlay plays Bella, a young woman with dreams of writing and illustrating children’s books, who forms an unlikely friendship with a reclusive widower and horticulturalist (Wilkinson).
The film’s funding comes from Medinah, the UK tax credit, Head Gear, Lip Sync Post, The Project Post, and private investment. Ambi Distribution will handle global sales.
The feature project has been greenlit by Ambi Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, with Christine Alderson and her Ipso Facto production banner.
Others in the cast include Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse,” “Now is Good,” “The Railway Man”), Anna Chancellor (“What a Girl Wants,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) and Sheila Hancock (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “3 Men and a Little Lady”).
“This Beautiful Fantastic” is a contemporary fairy-tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful
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The venerable ABC medical drama has cast Giacomo Gianniotti — Aka faux “Lord Julien” on The CW’s Reign — to join the cast in a potentially recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. An ABC rep confirmed the Italian actor’s casting, but provided no details about his character. (My guess: He’s a new intern.)
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“Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” states producer Walter Parkes. “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 movie will see Barbie using “her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern-day Mary Poppins”, and Sony is planning to discover a young cast of leads, as well as filling out the supporting roles with stars who could rotate should the film succeed in launching a franchise. Which you’d
“Barbie has entertained children and inspired their imagination and creativity for more than 50 years,” said Tim Kilpin, Mattel’s Evp of Global Brands. “Now is the right time in Barbie’s celebrated history for her to star in a live-action, contemporary comedy that brings her playful personality to life for generations of fans.”
Naturally Sony is eyeing a franchise from the $3 billion a year brand, and is planning a contemporary take where the character of Barbie uses “her personal
The film, which will be written by Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girl Wants) and produced by husband and wife Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Men in Black 3), will draw from the mythos of Barbie in her many guises.
Well, that's what Sony and Mattel are hoping with their deal to make a Barbie franchise. Not just one movie, nope, but an entire franchise dedicated to the live-action adventures of the irrationally proportioned doll. To be fair, Barbie has had pretty much every job under the sun, traveled the world, and owned her own house and car for quite some time now, so the narrative possibilities are endless.
On the other hand, Mattel's sales of Barbie aren't looking so hot; the toy company made a pretty penny from "Frozen" tie-ins, but Barbie sales are down 14%. Will a Barbie movie lure in younger moviegoers and the adults who played with her back in the day? Do we really believe that Barbie has always been about "female empowerment," as per Deadline and the pitch that won over Mattel?
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