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‘Barbie’ movie hires three writers

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015,11:42 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Sony has set three scribes to pen three different scripts for its Barbie movie, the studio’s take on the classic Mattel toy. Bert Royal, Hilary Winston and Lindsay Beer will each write their own versions as the studio aims to make its June 2017 release date, reported Variety.

The studio is using the multi-track strategy after being underwhelmed with the script Diablo Cody recently turned in, sources said. Jenny Bicks had also penned a previous draft. Laurie MacDonald and Walter F Parkes are producing the project, along with Amy Pascal. Royal wrote the script for the Emma Stone pic Easy A.

Winston has written for various television shows including Community, Happy Endings and Bad Teacher, which she also executive produced. Beer was part of the recent Transformers writers’ room, which helped create the outline for the future of the franchise and devised ways to expand it.