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Mattel Films announces American Girl film

Published on: 14th December 2023

Mattel Films, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment have announced an American Girl feature film with Lindsey Anderson Beer.

American GirlMattel Films, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment have announced plans to develop a live-action feature film based on the American Girl doll line. American Girl will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by Mattel Films, Paramount Pictures, and Temple Hill Entertainment. Lindsey Anderson Beer is attached to write the screenplay and produce.

Robbie Brenner, president of Mattel Films, said: “American Girl is a beloved franchise, rich in history and storytelling with millions of devoted fans. Through dolls, books, live experiences and television movies, the brand has captured hearts for decades. We are excited to continue Mattel Films’ momentum and collaborate with Paramount Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment and Lindsey Anderson Beer to bring American Girl to life on the big screen.”

Daria Cercek, co-president, Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mattel Films, our friends at Temple Hill and the incredibly talented Lindsey Anderson Beer to bring American Girl, one of the most iconic doll brands ever, to moviegoers everywhere.”

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Lindsey Anderson Beer

Lindsey Anderson Beer added: “Growing up, my sister and I were American Girl girls. I had Kirsten and she had Molly. They didn’t feel like dolls to play with, rather real people whose worlds we got to imagine ourselves in. They are historically accurate toys and accessories that feature elaborate and immersive backstories uniquely suited to bring to screen. I am so excited to tell a story that tackles the issues of girlhood in a real and compelling way, and proud to partner with Mattel Films, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill to create the American Girl movie I have wanted to see since childhood.”

The nation’s most storied children’s brand known for its premium dolls and bestselling books, American Girl was founded in 1986 by Pleasant T. Rowland, a teacher-turned-entrepreneur, who set out to celebrate girlhood with beautiful dolls and adventurous books that would nourish a child’s imagination and provide education and entertainment. Today, the brand continues to focus on creating authentic, culturally relevant characters and stories that help girls grow up with courage, confidence and strength of character, while remaining a trusted partner to parents.

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