‘Dream Doll’, a Movie About Barbie Creator Ruth Handler, Is in the Works

Collider | 9/17/2019 | Allie Gemmill
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Do we have a battle of the Barbie movies on our hands? A biopic titled Dream Doll based on the life of Ruth Handler, the founder of Mattel and creator of the iconic Barbie doll, is in the works. This is now the second film touching on the world of the Barbie doll, the first film being a movie about a Barbie doll come to life starring Margot Robbie.

Per Variety, the biopic Dream Doll will cover high points in Handler’s life including her founding the toy company Mattel in 1945 and inventing the now-famous Barbie doll, named after her daughter Barbara, in 1959. During her lifetime, Handler also became one of the few women to run a Fortune 500 company. An additional synopsis per a press release notes that the film will touch on Handler’s “experiences inside the company she founded, as well as her personal struggles, speak[ing[ to everyone who has ever tried to break through a glass ceiling, overcome prejudice, or disrupt an industry.”

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