Black Panther Star Daniel Kaluuya To Produce Barney Movie

Daniel Kaluuya

Black Panther and Get Out star, Daniel Kaluuya is not necessarily someone you would associate with a Barney movie, but here we are.

The Hollywood Reporter disclosed that Kaluuya will co-produce the movie with Mattel films.

Daniel Kaluuya was quoted to have said of the movie and his involvement, “Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time.”

The news came as a shock to most people and Twitter was abuzz with comments as fans poked fun at the news.

Movie critic Josh Spiegel is of the opinion that Daniel Kaluuya is pranking everyone. He tweeted: “Referring to Barney as a “compelling, modern-day hero” is the big hint that Daniel Kaluuya is doing some weird prank thing. The alternative is too depressing.”

Another fan said this: “Friendly reminder that Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya will be the one producing the Barney The Dinosaur movie. I swear, this is “Chris Rock producing the SAW reboot” levels of energy. Particularly in the fact that both have to have a concept in mind that NO ONE is expecting.”

Another movie critic Andrew Todds said: “Someone needs to tell Daniel Kaluuya that the only way to subvert expectations with a kids/family franchise reboot these days is *not* to subvert expectations. Just play Barney as Barney, man. We don’t need a wise-cracking and/or gritty mo-cap Barney or whatever”

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