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Amy Schumer isn’t playing Barbie anymore and she’s ‘bummed’ about it

Ellie Walker-Arnott

Amy Schumer as Barbie seemed like a casting decision too good to be true. Now, it turns out, it was. 

The 35-year-old comedian, who starred in ‘Trainwreck’ and is set to appear alongside Goldie Hawn in ‘Snatched’ later this year, has pulled out of Sony's live-action ‘Barbie’ movie. 

Sadly, Im no long able to commit to “Barbie” due to scheduling conflicts,’ she has said, adding: ’The film has so much promise... I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.’

The movie reportedly sees the main character have a real-world adventure after getting kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough. A bit like Disney’s ‘Enchanted’. 

Production for ‘Barbie’, which now has no star or director, is still expected to start production this June with a view to hitting cinemas in June 2018. According to Variety, Schumer recently ‘did a polish of the script’, so we can expect it to have a sense of her humour, unless Sony decide to rewrite it, that is. 

Who do you think should replace Amy Schumer in ‘Barbie’? Let us know in the comments box below. 

In other news, here are the biggest blockbuster movies of 2017, we've written an A-Z of terrifying ‘Twin Peaks’ and these are the 18 Netflix TV shows we can't wait to watch


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