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Lily Collins cast as Polly Pocket in upcoming live-action film directed by Lena Dunham


Lily Collins cast as Polly Pocket in upcoming live-action film about the beloved toy written and directed by Lena Dunham

It’s the childhood toy beloved by countless youngsters. 

Now Lily Collins will be starring as Polly Pocket in an upcoming live-action movie written and directed by Lena Dunham.

The film, which will be produced by Lena’s production company Good Thing Going and Lily, 32, will follow a young girl befriending the childhood classic toy, according to Deadline.

Child's play! Lena Dunham will be writing and directing a new live-action movie about Polly Pocket starring Lily Collins as the portable doll (Lena pictured L in 2019, Collins R in 2019)

Child’s play! Lena Dunham will be writing and directing a new live-action movie about Polly Pocket starring Lily Collins as the portable doll (Lena pictured L in 2019, Collins R in 2019)

Taking to Instagram, Lily gushed about her new project as she posted a photo of yourself as a young girl standing inside the pink Polly Pocket case.

‘Little Lil, big news. As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pockets, it’s a real dream come true to announce this project!’ Lily announced in the caption. ‘I am partnering with the most inspiring powerhouse team — Robbie Brenner, @lenadunham, @mattel and @mgmstudios — to reintroduce Polly to the world in a fun, modern way… bringing these tiny toys to the big screen.

‘Truly so excited to be coming on as both a producer and Polly herself! Can’t wait to dive into this pastel world…’

In a statement, Lena reflected on her own childhood memories playing with the toys as she expressed her excitement over bringing Polly Pocket to the big screen.

'It's a real dream come true': Lily posted this photo of herself as a young girl standing inside a Polly Pocket case

‘It’s a real dream come true’: Lily posted this photo of herself as a young girl standing inside a Polly Pocket case

'As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pockets': Collins announced the Polly Pocket news with a photo of herself as a youngster

‘As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pockets’: Collins announced the Polly Pocket news with a photo of herself as a youngster 

‘Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it’s pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM,’ Lena said, according to Deadline. 

‘I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension.’ 

Polly Pocket, the portable case containing a tiny doll and her own little home, first became available to consumers in 1989.

What a doll! Polly Pocket, the portable case containing a tiny doll and her own little home, first became available to consumers in 1989

What a doll! Polly Pocket, the portable case containing a tiny doll and her own little home, first became available to consumers in 1989

Back for more! She has also been busy filming season two of her hit Netflix series, Emily In Paris

Back for more! She has also been busy filming season two of her hit Netflix series, Emily In Paris

The wildly popular toy spawned several television shows and movies, including Polly Pocket: Lunar Eclipse and PollyWorld.

In 2018 a Polly Pocket TV show premiered on Family Channel. The show followed the adventures of a young girl who was able to shrink with the help of a magical locket.

The film is just one of several Lily is currently working on, including the upcoming drama Halo of Stars and Titan.

She has also been busy filming season two of her hit Netflix series, Emily In Paris.

Lena, meanwhile, is starring and producing the upcoming film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Scott Speedman, Sharp Stick. 

Lights, camera, action: Lena, meanwhile, is starring and producing the upcoming film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Scott Speedman, Sharp Stick

Lights, camera, action: Lena, meanwhile, is starring and producing the upcoming film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Scott Speedman, Sharp Stick

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