Amy Schumer Leaves ‘Barbie’ Movie Project

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Amy Schumer will not play “Barbie” as originally reported in December due to “scheduling conflicts.”

On Thursday, the 35-year-old actress and comedian said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter that she was “bummed” about not getting to be part of the Sony and Mattel live-action feature film inspired by the popular children’s doll. (RELATED: Amy Schumer To Play Barbie In New Film)

Amy Schumer Shutterstock/Helga Esteb

Amy Schumer Shutterstock/Helga Esteb

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to ‘Barbie’ due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer said. “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.”

“We respect and support Amy’s decision,” a spokesperson for Sony told the outlet. “We look forward to bringing ‘Barbie’ to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”

“A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world,” a description of the film on IMDb read. “A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.”

Schumer’s schedule recently picked up with the promotion of her new comedy film “Snatched” as well as taking on a role with Rebecca Miller’s film for “She Came to Me” which made it difficult to keep the project on its current track of production, according to Variety.

Not only will Sony be looking for a new performer to play the star, but also a director as it currently doesn’t have one. The film was originally set to hit theaters May 12th, but in December was pushed back to June of next year.

Katie Jerkovich

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