Amy Schumer to play title role in upcoming 'Barbie' live-action

| Updated: Dec 03, 2016 17:13 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 (ANI): Amy Schumer is reportedly in negotiations to play Barbie in a Sony's live-action film that will exploit the character's evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes. According to Deadline, the 35-year-old comedienne, who is known for embracing all women and encouraging their imperfections, will play a character who gets kicked out of Barbieland, basically because she's not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn't quite fit the mold. After leaving Barbieland, Schumer's Barbie ends up in the real world and makes all types of new discoveries, causing her to realize the only key to happiness is to love yourself and stop trying to climb toward an unattainable standard of perfection. She takes this information back to the land and tries to save it by spreading the news. The film is set to be produced by Walter Parkes, Lori MacDonald and Amy Pascal. Production will begin in the spring for an estimated release schedule in the summer of 2018. (ANI)
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