This can’t be actually happening…can it?
Amy Schumer is in talks to play Barbie in a live-action movie for Sony based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls, TheWrap has learned.
The movie is the first-ever live-action adaptation of the popular toy. It will follow the title character as she gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and ends up in the real world. The PG-rated movie is expected to hit theaters in the summer of 2018.
Hillary Winston came up with the story and wrote the screenplay, but Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, are expected to rewrite. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald headed the 2014 deal with Mattel to secure the intellectual property, and the two will produce the film along with Amy Pascal. The film does not yet have a director attached.
“I have waited for this moment for a year!” said [Ghostbusters] producer Amy Pascal. “It’s going to be endless. People are going to love this movie so much that they’re going to demand more and more.”
Just a little bit off with that prediction, Amy. I the dummy feels like losing even more money. Isn’t Barbie supposed to be, ya know, attractive? I could see Schumer playing a live-action version of Miss Piggy, but Barbie? This is utter madness. Oh well, I shall laugh heartily at their upcoming failure.