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Anne Hathaway to Replace Amy Schumer in Sony’s ‘BARBIE’

July 25, 2017

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Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to replace Amy Schumer in Sony’s upcoming BARBIE film. Schumer was announced in December, but had to depart the project in March due to schedule conflicts.

Rising Australian director Alethea Jones is currently in talks to direct the film after being picked by Hathaway, who was integral in the search.

Barbie was set to turn the classic Barbie mythology on its head, adding a contemporary spin on the toy with an emphasis on feminism and identity. The script follows a woman that slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit into the perfect land of Barbies and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset. The film is in the vein of Big or Enchanted.

Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produce. Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel will be executive producing.

Barbie has the June 29, 2018 release date, but it might change in order to work with Hathaway’s schedule.

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