Margot Robbie to produce “blockbuster” new Monopoly movie

Margot Robbie will produce a “blockbuster” live-action feature film based on the board game Monopoly, it was announced today (April 10).

The project was announced today’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where the actor’s production company, LuckyChap, was confirmed to be working with toy company Hasbro on the film. Lionsgate will develop the film.

Monopoly is one of the most popular board games in the world and has sold over half a billion copies since its creation in the early 1900s.

While details of the plot have not yet been shared, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Adam Fogelson said LuckyChap have a “clear point of view” with the direction they want to take the film.


“I could not imagine a better production team for this beloved and iconic brand than LuckyChap,” Fogelsen said. “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.”

Margot Robbie in 'Barbie'
Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’. CREDIT: © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Head of Film at Hasbro Entertainment, Zev Foreman added: “As one of the most iconic games in the world, Monopoly provides an incredible platform for storytelling opportunities. We are thrilled to have the unique vision of LuckyChap and Lionsgate alongside us to bring this historic piece of popular culture to the big screen.”


“Monopoly is a top property – pun fully intended,” LuckyChap said in a statement. “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.”

A previous film about Monopoly has been attempted in the past, including Kevin Hart and Ride Along director Tim Story. Hart confirmed to SlashFilm in 2023 that the project was “still in development”. “It’s a difficult one to find the right thing with,” Story said at the time (via The Independent).

Robbie’s production company was also behind Barbie, which was the highest-grossing film of 2023.

The film, starring Robbie, about Mattel’s iconic doll broke box office records last year, earning in $1.4billion (£1.12billion) globally at the box office.