‘Dream Doll’ Will Tell the Story of Barbie Creator Ruth Handler’s Rise to Success

/Film | 9/18/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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There’s already a Barbie movie in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures with Margot Robbie playing the titular blonde doll and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach writing the script. But that’s a movie that focuses on the doll as the lead character. What about the woman behind the creation of the beloved toy?

Dream Doll is a new movie in development at Bron Studios that will tell the story of Ruth Handler, the woman who invented Barbie, turned Mattel into a toy giant, and went on to become one of the first women to run a Fortune 500 company. It’s an inspirational tale that everyone should know.

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Variety has news of the Dream Doll movie in the works at Bron Studios with actress Rita Wilson, wife of Tom Hanks, on board to produce. She was credited with discovering Nia Vardolos and producing the indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, not to mention bringing Mamma Mia! to the big screen. She’ll be producing alongside Aaron L. Gilbert at Bron Studios and Cristan Crocker and Andrea Nevins with Rare Bird Films. Anjay Nagpal and Steven Thibault at Bron Studios will also be executive producing.

Here’s what Rita Wilson had to say about telling the story of Ruth Handler:

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“Everyone knows the iconic Barbie, which, after more than 60 years, continues to be...
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