Rebecca Rubin Film and Media Reporter Margot Robbie‘s production company is making it official with the studio that backed the Oscar-nominated blockbuster “Barbie.” LuckyChap signed a multi-year, first-look feature film deal with Warner Bros.
to collaborate on future projects. The pact follows the smash success of “Barbie,” which was distributed by Warner Bros. and produced by Robbie and her LuckyChap co-founders, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara.
With $1.45 billion globally, “Barbie” was the highest-grossing movie of 2023 as well as the biggest film in the studio’s 100-year history.
It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture. As Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group co-chairs and CEO Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy build out the studio’s film slate, they said they’re on a mission to “invest and commit to working with the greatest partners in front of and behind the camera.” “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,” De Luca and Abdy said in a statement. “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.” LuckyChap’s first project to hit the big screen was “I, Tonya,” an Oscar-winning dark comedy featuring Robbie as Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.Read more on variety.com