LuckyChap’s post-Barbie move? A remake of comedy mystery, The Thin Man

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Margot Robbie’s production company will follow up the unparalleled success of Barbie with a collaboration with Brad Pitt’s Plan B. 

Thanks to reports this week, we know that Barbie director Greta Gerwig is now penning her next project, most likely the first of the Chronicles Of Narnia films that she is making for Netflix. Barbie was produced by LuckyChap, Margot Robbie’s production company ,with Robbie also playing the starring role in what would go on to become the movie event of the year. And the fuel for the sale of a lot of extra pink clothing.

LuckyChap’s post-Barbie direction has also been revealed and it looks like Robbie’s company will be producing a remake of the classic 1934 mystery comedy, The Thin Man. According to VarietyRobbie’s production company will be teaming up with Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, to bring the project to our screens.

Naturally, that announcement leads straight to the assumption that Robbie and Pitt will star in the project. Because of the ongoing actors’ strike, any announcement to that effect will of course be withheld until the industrial action is over and deals can be figured out and announced.

The original film is credited with helping to spawn the screwball comedy and was based on the Dashiell Hammett crime novel, ‘a murder mystery about a husband and wife who partner up to find a missing acquaintance, who is later found to be murdered.’

Whilst Johnny Depp was said to be attached to a remake around a decade ago, that never materialised. Instead, this would be the first time the film would be getting a remake, potentially reuniting two of the stars of this year’s Babylon, Damian Chazelle’s epic tale of Old Hollywood excess.

With the writers’ strike now officially over, The Thin Man is likely being penned as we speak with casting to follow when the actors’ strike ends. We’ll let you know more as we hear it.

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