Of all the people they COULD have chosen to play Barbie – Taylor Swift, Emma Roberts, Ana Farris, Paris Hilton, Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Blake Lively, Anna Sophia Robb, Haylie Duff… Meryl Streep – probably the LAST person you would expect to be cast is Amy Schumer. But hey, I’m not complaining. It’s actually pretty genius. Listen to the pitch below.
Via The Wrap:
The upcoming live-action movie based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls 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.
Hilary 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.