Barney is a dinosaur of our imaginations – and of the minds of Daniel Kaluuya. The actor is expected to star in and produce a movie about the big purple dinosaur… but it won’t be a kid’s movie.
Keep scrolling to see everything we know so far about the “surreal” film:
Who will star in the movie “Barney”?
Since July 2023, Kaluuya is the only actor publicly attached to the project.
What is the plot of the movie “Barney”?
Kevin McKeonthe vice president of Mattel Films, said the new yorker in July 2023 that the film will be “surreal” – and not intended for children.
“We’re leaning into the millennial angst of ownership rather than tweaking it for the kids. It really is a grown-up play,” he explained. “Not that it’s rated R, but it will focus on some of the trials and tribulations of being 30, growing up with Barney – just the level of disenchantment within the generation.”
McKeon added that the film will have “A24-like” vibes, referring to the independent entertainment company that produces shows like Euphoria and movies including Everything everywhere all at once, mid summer and more.
What did Kaluuya say about the movie “Barney”?
“My last movies have been so aligned with what I stand for as a man. But there are a lot of things I do as a man. I love kids movies,” To go out the actor said The Hollywood Reporter in June 2022. “How did everyone get to the movies? Watch children’s movies. I do not want to limit myself to the limits of what I am perceived.