Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group is ensuring that the producer of the studio's highest-grossing film of all time Barbie, it's not going anywhere.
Studio heads Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have reached a multi-year feature film deal with LuckyChap's Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara on future projects. The news follows the global fundraising of US$1.45 billion Barbie receiving eight Oscar nominations, as well as Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media, Grammy awards for Billie Eilish and Finneas' single, “What Was I Made For?”; in addition to two Golden Globe wins.
De Luca and Abdy, co-presidents and CEOs of Warner Bros., said. Motion Picture Group: “Margot, Tom and Josey have built a unique home for storytellers at LuckyChap, where filmmakers are doing incredible work in an environment of support and liberating creativity. As we build our theatrical film slate, Warner Bros. Discovery continues to invest and commit to working with the greatest partners in front of and behind the camera and LuckyChap is certainly among the best. We are thrilled to have Margot, Tom and Josey join our extended family, making films of all sizes and genres for viewers around the world.”
Said LuckyChap: “We founded LuckyChap to fight for projects and filmmakers we believe in. We are excited to build on our long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. David, Mike, and Pam share our commitment to storytelling and the theatrical experience. We can’t wait for what’s to come.”
LuckyChap is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360, Attorney Jeff Bernstein and Narrative.
Between the Oscars Barbie competing for Best Film, two original songs “I'm Just Ken” (Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt) and “What Was I Made For?”, Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera), Costume Design, Production Design and Adapted Script by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
post-Warner Bros. strike has closed some prolific talent deals, including a first look with Jon M. Chu's Electric Somwhere Co, which we first told you about, and a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise.