Amy Schumer to play Barbie in movie… by being the anti-Barbie? – Metro US

Amy Schumer to play Barbie in movie… by being the anti-Barbie?

Amy Schumer to play Barbie in movie… by being the anti-Barbie?
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Defying the typical Barbie image – stick skinny, ample bosom and interesting career options like mermaid and princess – Amy Schumer is expected to star in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie, according to a new report.

For those who have already started fat-shaming the comedian on Twitter, Schumer’s character might teach you a few lessons. In the script, Barbie starts out in Barbieland– a land of perfect Barbieswith whomshe just doesn’t fit in, according toHollywood Reporter.

After she is banished from the seemingly idyllic world, she comes to the realization that it’s better to be unique than “perfect.”

Mattel has teamed up with producers Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal. In 2014, Sony announced the movie had been written by Jenny Bicks. After looking at three different ideas written last year, Sony decided to go with Hilary Winston’s script, but Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, are expected to rewrite it, according to Hollywood Reporter.

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“While it’s an overused word, Barbie truly is a legend, a cultural symbol whose career choices have been as unlimited as her wardrobe,” Parkes and MacDonaldsaidin an earlier statement. “She is about empowerment, but never at the expense of fun. Our hope is to capture all of these aspects of Barbie in a modern take of the character that can appeal to moviegoers of all ages.”

Mattel has earned billions from Barbie, so understandably, it has been very protective of the brand and has taken its time signing off onthe right script and star,Deadline reported.

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“We’ve always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought us their unexpected, clever, and truly funny concept,” Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of production, said in 2014. “It captures everything that has made Barbie a classic for generation after generation while also standing on its own, establishing Barbie as a truly original screen character.”

Finding a director for the flick is next.

And in true Twitter fashion, the trolls came out as if on cue calling Schumer “a fat Jewess,” “walrus,” adding racism to the mix and everything else that trolls pepper their Friday night pizzas with.

(Don’t worry, some people get it.)

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