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Everything we know about Lena Dunham’s Polly Pocket film

Everything we know about Lena Dunham's Polly Pocket film

It's little wonder in this post-Barbie world, that cinema has redirected itself  toward toy-themed movies. But one that we're particularly curious about is the announcement that Girls star and director Lena Dunham will be writing and directing a live-action Polly Pocket film.

Initially teased in 2021, Dunham relayed in an interview with Variety that “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".

Polly Pocket is also owned by Mattel (Barbie's parent company), who reportedly have over 45 films in the work, as part of what people are already referring to as the Mattel Cinematic Universe.

While things are still in early days of production, here's everything we know so far about the Polly Pocket film.

What will the Polly Pocket movie be about?

We don't know much about the plot just yet, however Mattel shared that the live-action feature film would follow the story of a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.

Who is in the cast?

Emily in Paris star Lily Collins was announced as the lead in the film, and will also produce but the rest of the cast remains a mystery for now. When Collins initially announced her titular role, she said in an Instagram post that “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".


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When will it be released?

Filming has yet to begin for the feature, so there's no release date as of yet. We'll keep you updated as we know more.

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