Daniel Kaluuya is partnering with Mattel films for a new movie – and it’s about Barney the dinosaur!
The Get Out actor’s 59% production company and Valparaiso Pictures will produce a new live-action film about the popular purple dino, according to a press release from Mattel Films on Friday (October 18).
“Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time,” he said.
“Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations. The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids,” said Mattel exec Robbie Brenner.
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