It's official. Amy Schumer is set to play Barbie in a new feature film about the toy doll. The project was first announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, when Mattel — Barbie's manufacturer — sold them the rights to the movie. Now, it's been revealed that Schumer will take the lead role in the reimaging of Barbie and her world.
In a bid to shift the image of Barbie's seemingly unrealistic proportions, the movie will see American comedian-turned-actress leave Barbieland in pursuit of less-leggy ideals before returning to rescue her friends from the same fate. After all, Mattel have been creating Barbie's of different heights, complexions, skin and hair colour for almost a decade now.
Barbie is set for release in the summer of 2018. Until then, discover how Net-a-Porter sold $219k in Karl Lagerfeld Barbie dolls.