A Live Action Barney Movie Is Being Made

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(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - I love you and if you love me, you won’t make me go to this movie.

Mattel Inc. announced today a live-action motion picture is being made about Barney, the big purple dinosaur.

The movie will be produced by Mattel Films and Academy Award-nominee Daniel Kaluuya, known for his work on “Get Out” and “Black Panther”.

Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” said Kaluuya. “We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

Other Mattel films in development include movies based on Barbie, Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe (He-Man), American Girl, View Master, Magic 8 Ball and Major Matt Mason.

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