Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group is making sure the producer of the studio’s highest grossing movie of all-time, Barbie, isn’t going anywhere.
Studio Bosses Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have closed a multi-year first look feature film deal with LuckyChap’s Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara on future projects. The news follows the $1.45 billion global grossing Barbie notching eight Oscar nominations, as well as Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media Grammy Wins for Billie Eilish and Finneas’ single “What Was I Made For?”; in addition to two Golden Globe wins.
Said De Luca and Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, “Margot, Tom and Josey have built a unique home for storytellers at LuckyChap, where filmmakers are doing incredible work in a supportive and creatively freeing environment. As we build our theatrical film slate, Warner Bros. Discovery continues to invest and commit to working with the greatest partners in front of and behind the camera and LuckyChap is certainly among the very best. We are excited to have Margot, Tom and Josey join our extended family, making movies of all sizes and genres for moviegoers the world over.”
Said LuckyChap, “We founded LuckyChap to fight for projects and filmmakers we believe in. We are thrilled to be cementing our long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. Discovery. David, Mike and Pam share our commitment to storytelling and the theatrical experience. We can’t wait for what’s to come.”
LuckyChap is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, Attorney Jeff Bernstein and Narrative.
Among the Oscars Barbie is up for are Best Picture, two original songs “I’m Just Ken” (Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt) and “What Was I Made For?”, Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera), Costume Design, Production Design and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s Adapted Screenplay.
Warner Bros. post-strike has hammered some prolific talent deals including a first look with Jon M. Chu’s Electric Somwhere Co, which we first told you about, and a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise.
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