Comedian and actress Amy Schumer (‘Trainwreck’) has reportedly been cast in the title role in Sony and Mattel’s upcoming live-action ‘Barbie.’
Described as an “imaginative family comedy with plenty of heart,” the comedy takes place begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. Expelled from the idealistic land, she goes to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.
According to THR, the filmmakers are aiming for an imaginative comedy-fantasy in the vein of the Tom Hanks classics ‘Splash’ and ‘Big.’
The script comes from Hilary Winston (‘The Lego Ninjago Movie,’ ‘Happy Endings’), however, Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele are expected to rewrite it. Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal will produce, and the search for a director is underway.