Friday, 3 February 2017

Amy Schumer set to star in the Barbie movie

If those Trolls can score a film, then surely an icon like Barbie deserves no lesser treatment. Actually, a movie based on the fashion conscious doll has been in the works for several years, with different takes that never quite seemed to stick. Sony Pictures think think they have cracked it, and now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that they have hired (Trainwreck) Amy Schumer to star.

Schumer's casting has naturally been greeted with a wave of disbelief and the usual spitting negativity, but no one, it seems has considered the actual story of the new planned movie. Hilary Winston's (My Name Is Earl) script was picked out of a choice of three by Mattel and producers Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald (Gladiator) and Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters) to craft a film that will see Schumer's character realising that she doesn't fit in a world of seemingly perfect women. Expelled from the idealistic fantasy land, she arrives in our reality and discovers somewhere she can finally find acceptance. It is apparently taking aim at similar territory to the likes of Splash (1984) and Enchanted (2007).

With the search for a director kicking off, Schumer and her regular writing partner and sister Kim Caramele (Trainwreck) will likely work on the script.

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