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Amy Schumer to star in a Barbie movie that’ll address body image issues

Actor Amy Schumer is in early talks to star in upcoming live-action Barbie film.

hollywood Updated: Dec 03, 2016 16:03 IST
Amy Schumer arrives at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica.
Amy Schumer arrives at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica.(AP)

Actor Amy Schumer is in early talks to star in upcoming live-action Barbie film.

The original idea and screenplay has been written by Hilary Winston, although it is expected that Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, will rewrite it for the film, reports variety.com.

The story is in the vein of body swap movies Splash, Enchanted and Big.

In the film, the main character gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.

Barbie is a global brand power house with sales of over $3 billion dollars worldwide. Barbie has taken on more than 150 roles through her more than 50 years as a doll, including princess, president, mermaid and movie star.

Amy Schumer attends the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Award Show held at the Pacific Design Centre in West Hollywood. (AP)

The film will set to release in summer 2018.

Schumer was last seen in Trainwreck. She can be seen next in the currently untitled mother-daughter comedy with Goldie Hawn.

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