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Lena Dunham to direct Lily Collins in Polly Pocket movie

Lena Dunham is writing and will direct a film based on the Polly Pocket toy line from Mattel. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Lena Dunham is writing and will direct a film based on the Polly Pocket toy line from Mattel. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 25 (UPI) -- Girls creator Lena Dunham is writing and plans to direct a movie based on the Polly Pocket toy line.

Mank and Emily in Paris actress Lily Collins is set to star in the live-action comedy about a young girl who befriends a woman who can fit in her pocket.

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The dolls were very popular in the 1990s.

"Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me -- Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it's pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM," Dunham said Thursday.

"I'm so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension."

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