Mattel Films, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment are working on a version of the American Girl doll line. Lindsey Anderson Beer (Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, Sierra Burgess is a loser) is attached to write the script and produce.

Robbie Brenner, president of Mattel Films, said: “American Girl is a beloved franchise, rich in history and storytelling with millions of dedicated fans. Through dolls, books, live experiences and television films, the brand has captured hearts for decades. We are thrilled 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 of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Mattel Films, our friends at Temple Hill and the incredibly talented Lindsey Anderson Beer to bring you American Girl – one of the most iconic doll brands of all the times – for viewers everywhere.

Added Anderson Beer: “Growing up, my sister and I they were American girls. I had Kirsten and she had Molly. They didn't feel like dolls to play with, but real people whose worlds we imagined ourselves in. They are historically accurate toys and accessories that feature elaborate and engaging backstories especially suited to being displayed on screen. I’m so excited to tell a story that addresses childhood issues in a real and compelling way, and proud to partner with Mattel Films, Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill to create the American Girl film I’ve wanted to see since childhood.”

American Girl was founded in 1986 by Pleasant T. Rowland, a teacher turned entrepreneur who decided to celebrate childhood with beautiful dolls and adventure books that would fuel a child's imagination and provide education and entertainment. Today, the brand remains focused on creating authentic, culturally relevant characters and stories that help girls grow with courage, confidence and strength of character, while remaining a trusted partner for parents.

American Girl is overseen by Kevin McKeon and Ivan Sanchez of Mattel, Vanessa Joyce of Paramount Pictures, and Isaac Klausner, Laura Quicksilver and Annika Patton of Temple Hill. Beer is repped by CAA, Daniel Cohan of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Cheryl Snow of Gang Tire and Shelter PR.