'Ivy & Bean' to get live-action movie treatment at Netflix

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Los Angeles, Dec 19 (PTI) Streaming platform Netflix has bought the rights to children's book series “Ivy & Bean” and will be adapting them into live-action feature films.

According to a press release issued by the platform, the movies based on Annie Barrows’ bestselling children's book series will be one-hour long family films.

Kathy Waugh is writing the movies.

“With a 1-hour run-time, the 'Ivy & Bean' film series will still very much be movies the whole family can enjoy.

'Safe, fun and elevated comedy-adventures, they also have the wonderful benefit of giving the youngest members of the family an opportunity to see themselves as the star of their own story,' Naketha Mattocks, Netflix's director of family features, said in a statement.

'Ivy & Bean' follows two unlikely friends -- the loud and fearless Bean, and the thoughtful and quiet Ivy. Yet the two discover that an adventure can reveal that even seemingly different people can become the best of friends.

The series comprises of 12 books, written by Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

Kindle Entertainment, backed by Lionsgate TV, is producing the movie series. PTI SHD SHD