Pet Sematary: Bloodlines writer to pen American Girl movie for Mattel

American Girl, Mattel, Lindsey Anderson Beer, Robbie Brenner

Mattel is teamed up with Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment to develop a live-action American Girl movie.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines screenwriter Lindsey Anderson Beer is attached to write the screenplay and produce.

“Growing up, my sister and I were American Girl girls,” said Anderson Beer.

“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.”

Robbie Brenner, President of Mattel Films, added: “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.”

American Girl was founded in 1986 by Pleasant T. Rowland, a teacher-turned-entrepreneur who set out to celebrate girlhood with dolls and adventurous books. 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’.

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