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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:
Trainwreck star Amy Schumer is said to be in early talks to star in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie as the infamous Mattel doll.
The upcoming toy movie is reportedly a comedy-fantasy in the vein of Splash, Enchanted and Big, with Schumer playing a misfit who gets kicked out of Barbieland to the real world where her being/looking different turns into an asset.
Sony Pictures is partnering with Mattel for a live-action comedy based on the 50-year-old Barbie toyline, which the studio hopes will kick off a new franchise.
Sex and the City writer, Jenny Bicks, has been brought on board to pen the script for producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Men in Black).