Mattel partners with 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya for 'Barney' film
Mattel Inc. (MAT) has added another film project to its roster. Mattel Films has partnered with 59% and Valpariso Pictures to produce a live-action film based on the big purple dinosaur Barney. Daniel Kaluuya, star of "Get Out," is one of the co-producers at 59%. Among the other films in the works are one featuring Barbie (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mattel-to-make-a-barbie-movie-starring-oscar-nominated-actress-margot-robbie-2019-01-08), made with help from Oscar nominee Margot Robbie, a Hot Wheels movie, and a film based on the American Girl line of dolls (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mattel-partnering-with-mgm-for-live-action-film-based-on-american-girl-launching-22-tv-shows-2019-02-15). Mattel stock is up 13% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 19.2% for the period.
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