Lily Collins Is Bringing Your Fave Childhood Toy to Life for Movie Directed by Lena Dunham

Lily Collins shared a cute childhood photo on June 24 to announce she's set to star as a certain toy character in a live-action film from Lena Dunham.

By Ryan Gajewski Jun 25, 2021 1:06 AMTags
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Lily Collins is setting down her beret and picking up her magic locket. 

The 32-year-old Emily in Paris performer is attached to star in a live-action film adaptation of the toy franchise Polly Pocket that Lena Dunham will write and direct, according to media reports published on Thursday, June 24. In addition, Lily took to Instagram to announce the news with a childhood photo of herself, which was made to appear as though she was holding a case from the toy line that gained popularity in the 1990s. 

"Little Lil, big news," the Mank actress captioned her post. "As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pockets, it's a real dream come true to announce this project!"

She included shout-outs to Lena and toy company Mattel as they team up "to reintroduce Polly to the world in a fun, modern way… bringing these tiny toys to the big screen. Truly so excited to be coming on as both a producer and Polly herself! Can't wait to dive into this pastel world…"

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Among those congratulating her in the comments was Emily in Paris co-star Ashley Park, who wrote, "HERE YOU GOOOOOO [heart emoji] for couldnt be more excited for this."

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The movie from the 35-year-old Girls creator and star is set to center on a girl who befriends a pocked-sized grown woman, according to reports. For her part, Lena posted a news story about the project to her Instagram Story and added the message, "Honey I shrunk the @lilyjcollins!!"

Over the years, after the toys gained popularity, they launched a series of straight-to-video films in the 2000s, along with an animated TV series that debuted in 2018. According to the toys' backstory, Polly used a magic locket inherited from her grandmother to shrink down to size, as one does.

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