The “Poland” artist previously said the ATL-set film “hits close to home for me.” Mattel is developing a total of 45 features based on its toys and games.
According to Alex Barasch of the New Yorker, Marcy Kelly—described as “Mattel’s de-facto screenwriter and punch-up artist”—set her first draft “in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene.”
If that sounds familiar, in early 2021 Lil Yachty was linked to an Uno movie reported to revolve around ATL rap and a heist. The “Poland” artist was set to produce “with an eye to star,” the Hollywood Reporter shared at the time. Yachty went so far as to issue a statement saying that turning the game he loves “into a movie based on the Atlanta hip-hop scene I came out of is really special. It hits close to home for me.”