Lily Collins Set to Play POLLY POCKET in Live-Action Movie Written and Directed by Lena Dunham.


Lily Collins (Emily in Paris, Mank) has signed on to play the title role in the film Polly Pocket, based on the popular toy. The movie adaptation is being written and directed by Girls creator Lena Dunham. Collins will produce as well as star, and Variety reports that “The film will center on a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.”

Collins said of joining the project:

“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.”

Dunham added:

“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 collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM. I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension.”

I haven’t heard of anything from Polly Pocket since the commercials on TV when I was a child, but this is certainly something that should have a nostalgic effect for fans who grew up with the toys and depending on the treatment of the film, possibly even younger audiences.

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