We are all for this!
You may have heard over the weekend that comedian, writer and actor Amy Schumer was cast to play Barbie in a live action film from Mattel and producers Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal.
The project is cited to be a fish out of water story in the vein of Enchanted, where Schumer’s Barbie finds herself expelled from a land of perfect Barbies after realising she doesn’t fit in. She then comes to the real world to find acceptance.
While Schumer is known for her outrageous brand of humour onstage, and brilliant take on issues like rape culture in her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, this latest project is a great opportunity for the comedian to enter family territory.
According to TRH, the script was picked by the producers and Mattel out of a choice of three. While Hilary Winston was the winning scribe, it looks like Schumer and her sister/frequent collaborator Kim Caramele will make changes to the script.