ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Mattel's longest-serving creation may have starred in a gajillion animated movies before, but the hotly anticipated live-action movie will take a somewhat different direction from previous entries in the canon, such as 2007's Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow.

Comedian Amy Schumer is set to play the title role in the live-action Barbie movie from Sony, Deadline reports, with production beginning Spring 2017 for a 2018 release. The Barbie movie will be a PG, but Schumer will still be lending a great deal of that edgy comedic talent: She and sister Kim Caramele are rewriting the script.

For the record, my favorite ever Barbie was Kristen Wiig's skit on Saturday Night Live, but the live action movie will probably be less elbow-centric:

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Deadline shared the Mattel-approved storyline for the Barbie movie:

In a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like 'Splash' and 'Big,' Schumer’s Barbie gets kicked out [of Barbieland], 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.

Are you excited to see how the live-action Barbie movie goes down?


Is Amy Schumer a cool choice to play Barbie in the live-action movie?

(Source: Deadline, Mattel, Universal Pictures)


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