Amy Schumer Is No Longer Starring in the 'Barbie' Movie
The "Barbie" movie just suffered a big loss.
Amy Schumer has bowed out of the comedy, citing scheduling conflicts, Variety reports. The goal had been for production to start in late June, but the comedian couldn't fit it in with everything else on her plate. She's set to shoot the dramedy "She Came to Me" with Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman, and she also has to promote her upcoming Fox comedy "Snatched" ahead of its May theatrical release.
It sounds like Schumer was disappointed to leave the project, but the studio couldn't push back its June 29, 2018 release date, according to Variety sources.
"The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners," she said in a statement. "I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen."
Whoever fills Schumer's shoes will play a character banished from Barbieland for not being perfect enough. In the real world, she'll have new adventures and probably -- we're just guessing here, but come on -- discover that everyone is perfect in their own way. Even without the comedian, it's bound to be cute.