If you were a kid who made a fuss over the non-Barbie doll section of the toy store (hello, 7-year-old me!), You should sit down for this piece of news; Thanks to our good friends at Mattel, we’re about to get ourselves a live-action movie based on Polly Pocket! Which, okay yeah, is a potentially confusing concept for a movie. But in the age where * everything * is coming to life (do I even need to mention the new Powerpuff Girls pilot?), It’s pretty cute!
Lucky for us internet-savvy folks, we have deets about what to expect from this upcoming film. You might be surprised by who’s attached, and that alone is enough for me to change my outfit, tease my hair into a perfect ponytail, and wait for this movie to hit theaters.
Here’s what we know about Polly Pocket so far:
First of all, let’s discuss the movie plot
Here’s the official statement from Entertainment Weekly about the Polly Pocket movie’s premise:
“A basic description for the film notes the story follows ‘a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.'”
I might the only person thinking this, but … is anyone else instantly reminded of that old-school Lindsay Lohan film Life-Size? But hey, it’s the 21st century. I’m sure we can expect a different kind of glitz and glamor this time around … right?
Okay, cool. Who is in the Polly Pocket cast?
Actress / creator Lena Dunham (you know, the mastermind behind HBO’s Girls) is writing and directing the project. As she told Variety, “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.”
In additional major casting news, the lady portraying Polly Pocket is none other than Emily in Paris star Lily Collins!
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As Lily wrote on her IG, she’s a super fan of the toy so this is “a real dream come true” for her. And since she’s also producing the movie (what can’t she do?), It makes sense that she’s so stoked about it.
So what’s the premiere date?
Good Q! Unfortunately, no announcement has been made about a Polly Pocket release date. But no worries — as soon as we hear something, you’ll be the first to know.
Thank you! Now how about a trailer?
That’s a hard not too. But keep on the lookout, because it’s sure to be a quirky, yet delightful movie! At least, that’s what we’re hoping!
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