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The Barbie Movie

Hollywood has finally made room for an iconic fashion doll and one of the original Masters of the Universe. The Independent reports that Mattel has signed Barbie to Universal Pictures in a multimillion-dollar deal that will produce a series of "family-friendly" live-action movies. Rights to He-Man have been sold to Sony in a similar deal. Don't expect to see Barbie on screen too soon, though. It will take several years to develop the first film. Producer Laurence Mark of Jerry Maguire and Julie & Julia fame will oversee the project. Writers should have plenty to work with, as over the years Barbie has developed 120 careers, including astronaut, vet, and cocktail waitress.