Amy Schumer bailed on Sony’s live-action ‘Barbie’ film over scheduling conflict, the film studio is now recruiting Oscar winner Anne Hathaway for the lead role, according to The Tracking Board. Alethea Jones is also rumored to direct the film.
The plot of the film is still very up in the air but a few details are available. ‘Barbie’ will address issues of self-image and race in modern times in a story that begins in a perfect land of Barbies, where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit in. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.
Lindsey Beer, Bert Royal, Hilary Winston were brought on in 2015 to work on the script. The film was initially looking for a June 2017 release, but according to IMDB, Sony is trying to get the movie out by summer 2018.
‘Barbie’ is produced by Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Mattel.