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Amy Schumer in Talks to Play ‘Barbie’

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer

Comedian will star because the doll in live-action movie for Sony

Amy Schumer is in talks to play Barbie in a live-action film for Sony primarily based on the long-lasting Mattel line of dolls, TheWrap has discovered.

The film is the first-ever live-action adaptation of the favored toy. It would comply with the title character as she will get kicked out of Barbieland for not being good sufficient and leads to the actual world. The PG-rated film is predicted to hit theaters in the summertime of 2018.

Hilary Winston got here up with the story and wrote the screenplay, however Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, are anticipated to rewrite. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald headed the 2014 take care of Mattel to safe the mental property, and the 2 will produce the movie together with Amy Pascal. The movie doesn’t but have a director hooked up.

The Barbie line of toys has racked up worldwide gross sales of $three billion since Mattel launched the primary doll in 1959. Barbie has been bought in types representing greater than 180 careers and, this yr, Mattel introduced that it’s going to introduce new physique sorts and pores and skin tones to make the dolls extra consultant of America.

Schumer is represented by UTA, managed by Guy Oseary at Maverick and Carrie Byalick at B. Her lawyer is Issac Dunham of Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. Sony SVP of manufacturing Lauren Abrahams will oversee the challenge for the studio.

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