I wonder if they’ll film this movie in Spain? That’s where Schumer said she’d move to if Trump was elected. Course, like many celebrities, the hypocrite never did move.
From Daily Mail: Amy Schumer has landed the lead role in the upcoming Barbie movie, Deadline reported. Sony’s live action film based on the beloved Mattel toy is due out in 2018.
According to the site, the film will be a ‘fish out of water’ story in the mould of Splash of Big. It is set in Barbieland, a world inhabited by the many different version of the doll – more than 180 – whose names, personalities and professions are defined by the particular outfit they wear.
However Schumer’s Barbie – who isn’t ‘perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mould’ – is an outcast.
She then goes on an adventure in the real world, before returning to save her hometown, armed with the knowledge that real beauty is on the inside, and the key to happiness is freeing oneself from an unattainable standard of perfection.
The site claimed the film had gone through many writers and incarnations, before a funny female empowerment plot caught Schumer’s eye and she signed on.
In her 57 years, more than one billion Barbies have been sold worldwide, cementing her place as a pop culture icon.
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