Amy Schumer is No Longer a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World
Oh well, there’s still hope left in humanity: stand-up comic and actress Amy Schumer has departed Sony’s upcoming live-action Barbie movie due to scheduling conflicts. Okay, don’t panic. In such cases, Melissa McCarthy is required.
Just kidding – but not really:
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer said in a statement. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”
The announcement comes as Amy has joined the cast of Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me with Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman.
“We respect and support Amy’s decision,” a Sony spokesperson also confirmed the news expressing no hard feelings. “We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”
The actress-comic was to play a misfit living in a land of perfect Barbies who gets booted out of her plastic kingdom and into the real world for the crime of not fitting in. The project has been described as being a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity in the vein of Splash, Enchanted or Big.
The Barbie movie has a release date of June 29, 2018 and Sony Pictures is still trying to find a director for the comedy. And the world weeps silently.