Diablo Cody is known for some pretty quirky movies including Juno, Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body and now… Barbie? According to Deadline, Sony has hired Cody to write the draft for a new Barbie movie. Sony has been working on a live-action feature film for a while now and it seems Cody would be the answer to their prayers for an interesting movie.
Here’s what Walter Parks had to say about Cody’s involvement; “Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs, it signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie”. It appears Barbie is getting a quirky make-over, maybe she’ll end up a little like Ellen Page‘s character in Juno? I can only hope. Apparently the company were really inspired by THE LEGO MOVIE and are looking to take influence from that kind of tongue-in-cheek style. Next step will be hiring an actress to play the famous character and considering it’s live action, I have no idea who they’ll get in for the job. Keep an eye out for more news!