I think it is very important to start this story with the fact that I have a huge crush on Amy Schumer. Yes, she is a guilty pleasure of mine. I get it, she does not have a perfectly skinny body like say Emma Stone, Emma Watson, or Emma Roberts, but I find her much more attainable than any of the Emmas. To me, Amy is the hottest girl at the bar. She tells jokes, and is the one that all your friends like. My type of girl.
She is the American Girl, and who better to represent an American classic, such as Barbie, besides her. So I was thrilled when THR broke the news that she will indeed be the lead in the upcoming live-action Barbie film.
The Barbie Doll was started way back in California in 1959 from a company one may know; Mattel. I think she was first made as a housewife type of doll and overtime has morphed into a feminist and independent symbol. With our changing culture, I believe Amy could make this movie work quite well.
Also, if there is a Barbie, there must be Ken. Instantly, Zac Efron comes to mind, but wouldnt that simply be sexist of me? We need a REAL man's Zach. Zach Galifianakis. I would, as a grown man, go see this movie to see both of them in these roles.
Unfortunately, there are still quite a few hurdles left. A year ago 3 screenwriters were hired to write the script for this movie. Hilary Winston came out on top, and even though her script won her a job, the report states that Amy will likely rewrite it with her sister, Kim Caramele.
So what can a Barbie film possibly be about? Here’s what the outlet had to say:
“The feature, with Schumer in the lead, will try to address those in a story that begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”
Considering the comedy Amy is capable of, this could only be a good thing. At one point this movie was going to be a "buddy-comedy" so I am perfectly fine with Amy crafting her magic. As of this writing, a director has not yet been assigned to the film, but they are actively searching.
I truly hope this film gets made. It is not my normal cup of tea, but I think it would be loads of fun. What do you guys think of Schumer joining the Barbie movie? Would anyone have any interest in this film and could it work as a pure comedy?
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