Mattel and MGM to Produce American Girl Film
Mattel and MGM are joining forces to produce a live-action film based on Mattel’s classic American Girl books and dolls.
MGM, Mattel Films and Picturestart's Erik Feig will produce the film. Robbie Brenner, executive producer, Mattel Films will oversee the film along with Cassidy Lange, co-president of production, MGM.
"American Girl is a beloved, story-driven franchise lending itself perfectly to a feature film,” says Ynon Kreiz, chairman and chief executive officer, Mattel. "In MGM and Erik, we have world-class partners, and we look forward to working with them to give our passionate American Girl fans of all ages another way to connect with this iconic brand. This is another example of Mattel continuing to execute on our strategy as we transform Mattel into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company."
"American Girl is a timeless and iconic brand that is part of the fabric of families all over the world,” says Jonathan Glickman, president, motion picture group, MGM. “We look forward to working with our partners at Mattel and Picturestart to bring this cross-generational film to audiences all over the globe."
Mattel also recently announced a Barbie live-action film starring Margot Robbie and a Hot Wheels live-action motion picture.