Amy Schumer Is Getting Kicked Out of Barbieland

While starring as Barbie in the upcoming 'Barbie' film
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Amy Schumer Is Barbie in Barbie
She's a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world.   (Ali Goldstein/Comedy Central via AP)

What's the bigger surprise: Amy Schumer playing Barbie in the Barbie movie or said Barbie movie being rated PG? Regardless, EW reports the comedian is in talks to star in the live-action film that Mattel and Sony have been working on since 2014. "Schumer’s growing stature as a role model for female empowerment fits perfectly with how the film will exploit Barbie’s evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes," Deadline explains the nigh inexplicable. The film is reportedly about Barbie being kicked out of Barbieland because she "doesn't quite fit the mold" and addresses "issues like female empowerment and what it means to be perfect." Schumer will likely add a bit of her own voice to the script for the film, which is expected in summer 2018. (More Amy Schumer stories.)

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