Los Angeles: Actress Amy Schumer has left the film “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to ‘Barbie’ due to scheduling conflicts. 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,” Schumer told variety.com.
The big screen adaptation of Mattel’s iconic toy line was expected to start production on June 23, but Schumer’s busy schedule includes a lengthy promotional tour for her new comedy “Snatched”, which opens in May, as well as an upcoming shoot for Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me”.
“We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing ‘Barbie’ to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon,” a spokesperson for Sony said.
“Barbie” is said to be in the vein of “Splash”, “Enchanted” and “Big”.
The main character in the film gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.