Diablo Cody Writing Live-Action 'Barbie' Movie

March 5, 2015


With Jennifer's Body proving her talent at writing for women that look like living dolls, Diablo Cody has reportedly been brought on board to re-write Sony's live-action Barbie movie.

It was previously said that the film would openly acknowledge Barbie's absurdly vast career history, pushing the character toward female empowerment and comedic self-awareness, away from fashion obsession. Seeing as how a Sex and the City writer penned the first draft, the shift to Cody would seem to be highly symbolic of the studio's commitment to pushing in that direction. Either that, or they just wanted someone with experience to write the part where Barbie tries out a career as a stripper.

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