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Published May 18, 2024

Margot Robbie is producing a Monopoly film

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Margot Robbie is set to produce a film adaptation of the popular board game Monopoly. It was confirmed that Robbie’s production company LuckyChap, will be joining forces with the game’s parent company, Hasbro Entertainment, and Lionsgate, which owns the rights, to bring the classic board game to film. The companies announced the news at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas.

An iconic staple of family arguments around the world, Monopoly was first created by feminist game designer Lizzie Maggie in 1903 as a method of teaching people the dangers of economic inequality.

Originally called ‘The Landlord’s Game’, Maggie’s game turned into Monopoly in the 1930s when it started being sold by the Parker Brothers, which is now owned by Hasbro.

It’s unclear what a Monopoly movie will look like.

Mattel launches new Monster High Skullector set

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Mattel Creations is back with its next addition to the Monster High Skullector series, and it’s a two-pack of Morticia and Wednesday from The Addams Family.

The Morticia and Wednesday set is the latest addition to the Monster High Skullector series, and is sure to be a hit with collectors.

Monster High is on a resurgence at the moment with the new Haunt Couture dolls selling out and a whole growing reimagined line.

Remembering Jim Henson in new doc

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Disney+ released the trailer for the documentary Jim Henson: Idea Man. The film premieres May 31. Ron Howard directs the documentary. Footage shows home movies and early works of Henson, the creator of The Muppets and Sesame Street.

Jennifer Connelly, who starred in Henson’s film Labyrinth, speaks about Henson’s creativity.

“The space he gave to an expression of imagination, I see that in everything that he did,” Connelly says.

Rita Moreno, who appeared on The Muppet Show, also speaks. “There was nothing that Jim didn’t entertain,” Moreno said.

Henson’s children, Brian and Lisa, also speak in the film as does fellow puppeteer Frank Oz.

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 18th, 2024

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