Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Rolling the Dice on Live-Action Monopoly Movie

Fresh off the billion-dollar success of Barbie, Margot Robbie is taking a chance on another classic game property. The Oscar-nominated actress will produce a live-action Monopoly movie through her production company LuckyChap Entertainment, partnering with Lionsgate and Hasbro.

The project, announced Wednesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, marks the latest high-profile collaboration between Robbie and a major toy company following 2023’s Barbie, which grossed $1.4 billion globally.

Robbie will produce Monopoly alongside LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara.

In a statement, the LuckyChap team expressed their excitement, cleverly noting that “Monopoly is a top property – pun fully intended. Like all of the best IP, this game has resonated worldwide for generations, and we are so excited to bring this game to life alongside the wonderful teams involved at Lionsgate and Hasbro.”

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Adam Fogelson praised Robbie and LuckyChap as “exceptional producers who choose their projects with great thought and care” and join Monopoly “with a clear point of view.” He added, “We are tremendously excited to be working with the entire LuckyChap team on what we all believe can be their next blockbuster.”

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Long Journey to the Big Screen

Monopoly’s road to the big screen has been as long and winding as a trip around the board itself. Ridley Scott was attached to direct a comedic take on the game back in 2008, centered on a Donald Trump-esque real estate tycoon.

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More recently, Kevin Hart signed on to star in a Monopoly movie in 2019 with Ride Along director Tim Story at the helm, but that version also did not pass go.

Lionsgate acquired the rights to Monopoly in late 2023 as part of its purchase of Hasbro’s entertainment studio, eOne. The classic real estate game, which challenges players to buy up properties while avoiding bankruptcy and jail time, has sold over 275 million copies worldwide since 1935.

Building a Game-to-Film Empire

Monopoly is just the latest classic game getting the movie treatment from Robbie and LuckyChap. Last month, the company announced plans for a film based on the popular life simulation video game The Sims, with Loki director Kate Herron attached.

No writer, director, or cast has been announced yet for Monopoly, and plot details remain under wraps. But if Robbie and LuckyChap track record is any indication, the beloved board game appears to be in good hands as it sets off on its cinematic journey.

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