The Tracking Board reports that Reese Witherspoon is developing, and potentially starring in, a movie about the origins of the Barbie doll — through her production company, Pacific Standard.
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Did you know that the original idea for the Barbie doll came from the German novelty doll, Bild Lilli (which was meant for adults)?
Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea founded Pacific Standard in 2012, a film production company with a strong emphasis on female protagonists.
The story of the Barbie doll's history comes from the 2010 book "Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her," written by Robin Gerber.
It seems that the Barbie movie adaption is a very new project, as the Tracking Board reports that "Pacific Standard is in development with the origin story of the iconic Barbie doll, its company and its creator."
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Pacific Standard has been behind the box-office hits of "Wild," "Gone Girl," as "Hot Pursuit;" as well as several other exciting projects in the works, including the movie production of best-selling novel "Big Little Lies."
Looks like there's a lot to look forward in years to come with the ladies of Pacific Standard!
See the evolution of the Barbie doll through the years:
Barbie around the world/through the years
History of Barbie movie in the works for Reese Witherspoon
ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 11: Clothes for Barbie Dolls exhibition during the 'I Love B' as a part of the Vogue Fashion Night Out of Rome at Galleria Vittoria on September 11, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: A Barbie doll created by Maggia (Unique Model, Couture at Versailles), is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie retro chic' at the 'Musee de la poupee' on February 13, 2014, in Paris, France. The exhibition shows more 150 Barbie Dolls from February 11 until September 13, 2014. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 28: Barbie-dolls with the Barbie Collection 2014 are shown at the Press-Preview of the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2014 on January 28, 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany. The Barbie Collection 2014 was presented by Designer Guido Maria Kretschmer. The Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2014 is the worlds biggest toy fair and is opendend to visitors from January 29th to February 3rd. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: A view a Barbie doll at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Pink Carpet celebration on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
This picture taken on January 20, 2014 shows Barbie dolls in different clothes as they are displayed in the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje in Amsterdam, on January 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANP / BAS CZERWINSKI ***netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Barbie dolls, manufactured by Mattel Inc., the world's largest toymaker, sit on display at Hamleys Plc's flagship toy store on Regent Street in London, U.K., on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The U.K. economy shrank more than economists forecast in the second quarter as record rainfall and an extra public holiday in the period sent output down the most in more than three years. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images