Live Action Barbie Movie Circles Amy Schumer

barbieSony Pictures planned live action Barbie film is aiming its lead aspirations on Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), comedienne extraordinairre, and furthering the case are writers Kim Caramele (Inside Amy Schumer) and Hilary Winston (The Lego Ninjago Movie).

The plot of the film sees a woman (presumably Schumer) wake up in a world populated by Barbies and, after failing at trying to assimilate, returns to our world to be herself. Sounds trite, but in the hands is Schumer and her writers this could be very subversive and tongue in cheek. Directly targeting body image and societal expectation on how women should look as mass-marketed by Mattel’s biggest selling toy is certainly ripe for the cinematic dismantling and here’s to hoping that’s where this story goes.