Due to scheduling conflicts, beloved comedienne Amy Schumer has exited the forthcoming Barbie movie, of which she was set to lead. The issues are caused because of unavoidable clashes with Schumer’s upcoming movie, Snatched, cast alongside the great Goldie Hawn.
Sony Pictures and Mattel’s Barbie movie, slated for a theatrical release on 29th June 2018, is due to start production this June, and that’s where the problem lies. The start date lands directly when Schumer will be busy doing promotion for Snatched, which is set to span the globe, plus she’ll be shooting the upcoming She Came to Me.
Schumer was excited to be part of the Barbie project and has released a statement highlighting her disappointment that she has had to pass up the opportunity: “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”
The film itself looks set to follow the Enchanted formula, with the heroine being exiled to the real world from Barbieland for not being ‘perfect’ enough. A replacement for Schumer has not yet been announced.