Lena Dunham has quit making the 'Polly Pocket' movie she worked on for three years.

The 'Girls' creator was directing and penning the script for the live-action flick and 'Emily in Paris' star Lily Collins had been confirmed to portray the titular pocket-sized doll character from the toy line.

She told The New Yorker: “I’m not going to make the Polly Pocket movie. I wrote a script, and I was working on it for three years. But I remember someone once said to me about Nancy Meyers: the thing that’s the most amazing about her is that the movie she makes or the movie she would be making with or without a studio, with or without notes—that somehow her taste manages to intersect perfectly with what the world wants. What a f****** gift that is. And Nora Ephron, too, who was such a mentor to me, but always said, ‘Go be weird. Don’t kowtow to anyone.'"

Lena praised Greta Gerwig's blockbuster 'Barbie' movie and admitted she doesn't think she has "that in me".

She added: “And I just — I felt like, unless I can do it that way, I’m not going to do it. I don’t think I have that in me. I feel like the next movie I make needs to feel like a movie that I absolutely have to make. No one but me could make it. And I did think other people could make Polly Pocket."

Lily was also recruited to produce the movie in addition to playing the lead role.

The film was to centre on a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.

In a statement, Lily had said: “As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true and I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen.”

The film was being produced with Mattel Films ('Barbie') alongside Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), as well as Lena’s production company, Good Things Going.

The 38-year-old star had said she was “thrilled” to be bringing the project to life and intended to make it “smart” and “playful” in order to speak to young women - “without condescension”.

She added in her own statement: “Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me - Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it’s pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM. I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension.”