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Mattel Developing ‘Uno’ Live-Action Motion Picture

The action heist comedy will be produced alongside rapper Lil Yachty.

Mattel has announced it is developing “Uno” into a live-action motion picture. Mattel Films will produce the project alongside rapper Lil Yachty.
"I'm so excited to be part of this film with Mattel,” says Lil Yachty. “I played ‘Uno’ as a kid and still do today, so to spin that into a movie based on the Atlanta hip hop scene I came out of is really special. It hits close to home for me." 

In addition, Quality Control’s Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “P” Thomas and Brian Sher will produce for Quality Films. Marcy Kelly penned the screenplay for the action heist comedy, set in the underground hip hop world of Atlanta. Robbie Brenner, executive producer, and Kevin McKeon, supervising producer, will lead the project for Mattel Films. 

"At Mattel Films, we are looking to explore stories that bring our brands to life in unexpected ways,” says Brenner. “‘Uno’ is a game that transcends generations and cultures, and we look forward to partnering with Lil Yachty, as well as with Coach K and Brian Sher, to transform the classic ‘Uno’ game into a comedic action adventure.” 

In celebration of “Uno’s” 50th anniversary this year, Mattel is releasing one of the brand’s largest product lines offering new twists on gameplay, is planning a global “Uno” Tournament and is collaborating with a variety of iconic names across art, fashion, sports and more.  

“Uno” joins other Mattel Films projects in development including movies based on American Girl, Barbie, Barney, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Thomas & Friends, View Master and Wishbone.

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