Cosmic Book News wrote:Posted by: Matt McGloin, 12/02/2016 - 5:46pm
From the studio that brought you the female Ghostbusters bomb comes another great idea out of Sony: Amy Schumer will be playing Barbie in the live-action movie based on the classic Mattel doll.
Deadline reports 35-year-old Amy Schumer is in negotiations for the role. The Barbie movie is said to be rated-PG and will see Schumer playing Barbie: who lives in Barbieland, among all of the various Barbie characters beloved by doll collectors. In a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big, Schumer’s Barbie gets kicked out, basically because she’s not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mold. She then goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection.
It's reported Mattel has approved the Barbie movie and signed off on the project. Barbie has generated $3 billion in sales for the company.
Similar to the female Ghostbusters reboot, if the movie fails, you can expect all the "internet trolls" and "misogynists" out there to take the blame.
MundaneMatt has the following to say, and more:
WTF - Sony to murder BARBIE franchise with Amy Schumer as its star wrote:I think we all can agree that the best on-screen representation of Barbie came from the TOY STORY movies. Now it seems that Sony wants to double-down on identity politics by casting Amy Schumer to play Barbie from Barbieland in the live-action adaptation of BARBIE. Yes, this is going to be a movie...and yes its going to be a political minefield. Thanks Tom Rothman!