Comedian Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”) has been cast in the title role in the upcoming live-action “Barbie” movie at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald and Image Nation.
Said to be a comedy-fantasy in the vein of “Splash” or “Big,” Schumer will play a misfit living in a land of perfect Barbies who comes to the real world where her being/looking different turns into an asset.
Hilary Winston penned the script with Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele expected to rewrite it. A director is currently being sought.
This marks the second collaboration between Sony Pictures and Mattel, the pair are currently developing a film adaptation of “Masters of the Universe”.
Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal will produce.