March 24, 2017


Amy Schumer Drops Out of 'Barbie' Movie

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Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Turns out Amy Schumer won't be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world.

The comedian-actress parted ways with the upcoming, live-action Barbie movie over schedule issues, according to a statement released to Variety. "Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," she said. "The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen."

It's true Schumer has a ton of exciting projects coming up including her May comedy Snatched—which will likely require a lot of promoting on Amy's end—and shooting her movie She Came to Me with Steve Carell this year.

Variety added that the studio needed to stick to a June 29, 2018 release date due to Barbie makers Mattel already creating merchandise and products around the release and "shifting the production to accommodate Schumer would have put on a strain on other partners on the film."

Fans can still look forward to Barbie, a story where the protagonist gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and ends up in a real-world adventure. Until then, get your #FBF on by looking back at one of Amy Schumer's first hosting gigs on Fuse's Hoppus on Music.