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by Micah J. Fleck
Amy Schumer has recently dropped out of her role as Barbie in an in-development film adaptation. Who knew that was even a thing to start with?
According to a new report:
Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety. “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 big screen adaptation of Mattel’s iconic toy line was expected to start production this summer on June 23, but Schumer’s busy schedule includes a lengthy promotional tour for her new Fox comedy “Snatched,” which opens in May, as well as an upcoming shoot for Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me” opposite Steve Carell.