After 'Barbie', Cinemars are Awaiting 'Monopoly'

The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (The AP)
The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (The AP)
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After 'Barbie', Cinemars are Awaiting 'Monopoly'

The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (The AP)
The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (The AP)

A film based on the classic board game Monopoly is preparing to pass go - with Margot Robbie's production company set to produce it.

The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

But it was announced on Wednesday that Robbie's production company LuckyChap will produce it.

Hasbro Entertainment, part of the American toy company, will also be a producer, BBC reported.

Robbie's company most recently worked on Saltburn and last year's hit Barbie, which the Australian actress also starred in.

Speaking to Variety in February, Robbie, 33, said: "We want to make more films that have the effect that Barbie has.

"I don't know if it has to be Barbie 2. Why can't it be another big, original, bold idea where we get an amazing filmmaker, a big budget to play with, and the trust of a huge conglomerate behind them to go and really play? I want to do that."

Adam Fogelson, chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said they were "tremendously excited" about the project and believe it could be the next blockbuster.

Zev Foreman, head of film for Hasbro Entertainment, said: "As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities."

Last December Lionsgate extended its development rights to the board game when it bought Hasbro's Entertainment One (eOne).

Barbie was the highest-grossing film last year, making $1.38bn (£1.1bn) globally.



King Charles to Take Part in Official Birthday Celebrations

FILE - Britain's King Charles III pauses during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Nov. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
FILE - Britain's King Charles III pauses during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Nov. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
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King Charles to Take Part in Official Birthday Celebrations

FILE - Britain's King Charles III pauses during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Nov. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
FILE - Britain's King Charles III pauses during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Nov. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

King Charles III will take part in his official birthday celebrations in a little over two weeks, as the monarch eases his way back into public duties while continuing to undergo cancer treatment, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday.
The news came amid reports that Prince William’s wife, Kate, will miss a public rehearsal for the event as she, too, receives treatment for cancer. It remains unclear whether the Princess of Wales will attend the main ceremony, known as Trooping the Color, on June 15, Britain's Press Association reported.
Kate has revealed few details about her illness or treatment since announcing her cancer diagnosis on March 22.
Charles had been returning to public duties before Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week called a snap election. That forced the king to postpone engagements that might divert attention from the campaign, raising questions about whether he would attend the birthday celebration.
Trooping the Color is a 460-year old tradition in which troops in full dress uniform parade past the king with their ceremonial flag, also known as their “color.”

Charles is likely to travel to the event by carriage with Queen Camilla and is expected to watch the Trooping ceremony seated on a dais, rather than on horseback as he did last year.