Daniel Kaluuya to Resurrect ‘Barney’ in Live-Action Movie
Teaming up with Mattel Films for the new project, the ‘Get Out’ star shares his excitement to see if the purple dinosaur’s message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time.
AceShowbiz -“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya will resurrect beloved children’s character Barney the purple dinosaur for a new film.
The actor has signed on to co-produce the movie under his 59% banner with bosses at Mattel Films, and he is delighted to bring the plush purple Tyrannosaurus, which entertained kids for 14 seasons on TV show “Barney & Friends”, back to life on the big screen.
“Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” Daniel wrote in a statement to Deadline. “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”.
Daniel’s live-action adaptation of “Barney & Friends”, which initially launched in 1992, will pay homage to the original programme and include new concepts.
“Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to ‘Barney‘ that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations,” said Robbie Brenner of Mattel Films. “The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids”.
It is not clear if Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato, who both featured on “Barney & Friends” as kids, will be involved in the project.
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