Cody is the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Juno, Jennifer's Body and Bad Adult.

Juno’s Diablo Cody to pen script for Barbie movie

Sony Pictures has hired Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Bad Adult, to pen the latest script for Mattel’s live action Barbie movie.

Sex and the City writer Jenny Bicks penned the first draft of the script, but Cody, known primarily for edgy movies, has joined the project to write the latest draft.

"Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” producer Walter Parkes told Deadline.

“It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”

This is one of two Sony projects with Mattel, the other being Masters Of The Universe.

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