For those who hated the idea of Amy Schumer playing Barbie in a live-action film, you’re in luck. The 35-year-old actress revealed to Variety that she’s dropping out due to scheduling conflicts.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. 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 character she was set to play is kicked out of Barbieland for not being ‘perfect’ enough. The film would follow her exiled character’s adventures in the real world.
Shumer’s packed slate of films include the mother-daughter comedy Snatched, the war drama Thank You for Your Service and she recently joined She Came to Me. Given all that, there’s no denying Schumer is one busy lady, but ‘scheduling conflicts’ sounds a little fishy. If she’s that passionate about the project, I’m sure Sony would’ve pushed back the June 29, 2018 release date. After all, the studio has been developing this project for years.
Amy reportedly did some rewrites to the female empowering film’s script when she was attached. It’ll be interesting to see if the studio keeps her edits when they find a new leading lady. Who do you suggest the studio reach out to? Share your ideas below.