Daniel Kaluuya and Mattel are set to bring Barney to life in an adventurous live action picture!
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Kaluuya is to produce the release via his company 59% and will work with Mattel’s Kevin McKeon to bring the children’s TV character to cinematic life with the full support of co-producers Rowan Riley, Amandla Crichlow, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen and Bobby Hoppey.
Daniel revealed why he is building the release in the statement below…
Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time.
Mattel is just as excited…
Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations. The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids.
A due date is yet to be set.
As for its supporting studio? That’s yet to be announced.