Anne Hathaway in talks to replace Amy Schumer in Barbie movie

Anne Hathaway

Sony has been working to give a new and modern spin to Barbie (the brand has been around for 50 years).

According to reports, Hathaway is now in talks to join the cast in the upcoming project and looks set to replace Amy Schumer, who dropped out citing "scheduling conflicts".

Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in Sony's upcoming "Barbie" film with Alethea Jones in talks to direct, TheWrap has learned. Sure, why not. Hathaway can do comedy very well and she's not afraid to take the piss out of herself either, so yeah, this could work. The fish-out-of-water tale is supposed to be in the vein of Big or Enchanted.

Schumer's departure has delayed production of the film, which was set to begin last month.

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Sony's live action Baribe is set to hit theaters on June 29, 2018. In it, the main character gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being flawless enough and lands in a real-world adventure. But in March, on the day she was announced to join the comedy-drama "She Came to Me", with Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman, Schumer released a statement saying she was leaving "Barbie".

Of course, there was also the chance that Hollywood could think outside the Mattel box and cast a Barbie that didn't have blonde hair and porcelain skin, with Oscar-winning actors Lupita Nyong'o, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson all exciting options.

Hathaway recently wrapped filming on the franchise spinoff Ocean's Eight, and wowed audiences with her surprising turn in the indie monster movie Colossal from earlier this year.

Barbie is being produced by Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.


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