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 multiyear 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.
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“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,” said De Luca and Abdy, co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. “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 and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Among the Oscars, Barbie is up for are Best Picture, the original songs “I’m Just Ken” (Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt) and “What Was I Made For?”, Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), 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 Somewhere Co, which we first told you about, and a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise.
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