Margot Robbie is set to produce a Monopoly film adaptation

Posted on April 11, 2024

Do you remember Monopoly? That board game that you play with family and friends during board game nights? Well, that 89-year-old game will be turned into a movie, and you will never guess who will be producing it. That’s right, Barbie star Margot Robbie, the same person who will also be producing The Sims film adaptation.

During the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Variety reported that Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap, alongside Tom Ackerly and Josie McNamara will be producing a live-action feature based on the multiplayer economics-themed board game. It was also confirmed that Hasbro Entertainment will also be involved in the film’s production. As of writing, details about the film, such as potential cast members or directors are unknown. The same can be said about the plot.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chair Adam Fogelson expressed excitement to work with LuckyChap on this project. He believes Robbie’s production company will create a clear vision for this film adaptation and that Monopoly could become the next blockbuster.

“I could not imagine a better production team for this beloved and iconic brand than LuckyChap. They are exceptional producers who choose their projects with great thought and care, and join Monopoly with a clear point of view. We are tremendously excited to be working with the entire LuckyChap team on what we all believe can be their next blockbuster.”

People playing Monopoly

Meanwhile, LuckyChap commented about the upcoming project and is looking forward to working with Lionsgate and Hasbro to “bring this game to life.”

“Monopoly is a top property — pun fully intended. Like all of the best IP, this game has resonated worldwide for generations, and we are so excited to bring this game to life alongside the wonderful teams involved at Lionsgate and Hasbro.”

LuckyChap Entertainment has produced numerous films and TV shows over the years, including I, Tonya, Birds of Prey, and most recently, Barbie. Meanwhile, the Monopoly board game grew in popularity and sold multiple spin-offs, adding new twists to the iconic game. Some of them include Monopoly Cheaters Edition, a game that encourages players to break the rules, Ms. Monopoly, a game that celebrates women inventors, and Monopoly GO, which is a Monopoly mobile game. There is also a real-life and immersive Monopoly venue in Melbourne called Monopoly Dreams, where players can immerse themselves in Monopoly-themed experiences.

It’s pretty hard to imagine what a Monopoly film would look like. The first thing that comes to mind is renters revolting against their landlord overlords. Another could be a rags-to-riches story, while somewhat referencing the current cost-of-living crisis. But then again, this isn’t the first time a board game was given the live-action treatment. Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit is a show about chess. And let’s not forget Battleship, a 2012 sci-fi movie starring Rihanna based on the strategy board game. Funnily enough, that movie was also produced by Hasbro and it received poor ratings by fans and critics.

The Monopoly Movie’s release date has yet to be revealed.