barbie documantry greenlighted at hulu BY SAEED NASIR


Furthermore to an upcoming live-action feature — where Anne Hathaway is at talks to replace Amy Schumer — Hulu has ordered a doc about the iconic doll, it was declared Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer months press tour.

The untitled job will need a retrospective take a look at Barbie’s unexpected roots to becoming typically the most popular doll ever created (and a fashion icon and a goal for feminists). The film will include newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to the internal workings of supplier Mattel throughout a major Barbie reinvention.

The doc also looks at 60 years of women in pop culture through the Barbie body. Gloria Steinem, Roxana Homosexual and Peggy Orenstein, as well as Mattel insiders, cultural historians and press critics, will be interviewed.

Andrea Nevins (Play It In advance, The Other F Phrase) will write, direct and produce. Cristan Crocker is also mounted on produce the job, which is defined for a 2018 debut.

In addition to its hostile press into scripted original series, Hulu has drastically broadened its documentary slate with offerings like Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Times a Week, Batman & Bill, Becoming Relationship and Too Funny to Fail, amongst others.

The doc joins the long-in-the-works Barbie movie, which is referred to as a contemporary undertake the toy that emphasizes feminism and identification. The Sony film has a June 29, 2018, release time frame.

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