Amy Schumer To Play Barbie In New Live-Action Film
Amy Schumer has been cast to play Barbie, a new report claims.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old comedian is going to the play the iconic blue-eyed doll in a new live-action film by Sony. The movie will “try to take a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity.”
“The feature, with Schumer in the lead, will try to address those in a story that begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it,” the Hollywood Reporter noted Friday.
“She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”
Though Sony had someone write a script for the movie last year, Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele are expected to rewrite it.
The movie is expected to be released in 2018.