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Old 12-02-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Amy Schumer Is BARBIE

The ever-charming, totally classy "comedian" is apparently in talks to play an all-new, all-different Barbie in the surefire-hit movie.

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Amy Schumer will star in Sonyís live-action Barbie movie.

Mattel and producers Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Amy Pascal have teamed up for the project, which will try to take a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity.

A year ago, Sony hired three scribes to pen separate screenplays with the studio picking Hilary Winstonís idea and script with which to work off. It is expected that Schumer will rewrite the script with her sister, Kim Caramele.

A search for a director is also underway.

The Barbie doll, launched in March 1959 from El Segundo, California-based Mattel, is one of the biggest toy brands in the world, bringing in $3 billion annually. But itís a brand that has had to address issues of self-image and race in modern times.

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 doesnít fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.

The studio is hoping to make an imaginative family comedy with plenty of heart, using the Tom Hanks classics Splash and Big, as well as Disneyís more recent Enchanted, which starred Amy Adams, as touchstones.

The road to a Barbie movie has not been an easy one and finding the right take has been critical. One point the project was looking to be a buddy comedy, a two-hander that teams Barbie with an overworked bureaucrat looking for an assistant.

Schumerís casting is sure to raise eyebrows. One, it goes against the classic image of Barbie being a thin beauty that has come under fire in recent times, which is precisely the point of this casting. And two, Schumer has cultivated a brand of saucy comedy that can clash with Mattelís pristine image of a gal who has unlimited career options.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ie-sony-952279

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Old 12-02-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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WTF!? Is hollywood really THAT out of ideas?
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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Amy Schumer has a nice rack
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #6
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WTF!? Is hollywood really THAT out of ideas?
Nope, just Sony.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:03 PM   #7
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I like Amy Schumer she is hot
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:04 PM   #8
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Anyways, who would be the market for a movie like this anyways? Let me rephrase that; who would WANT to watch a movie like this? Or better yet, WHO was the guy who came up with this (and what was he on)?
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:07 PM   #9
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Anyways, who would be the market for a movie like this anyways? Let me rephrase that; who would WANT to watch a movie like this?
That's what I'm wondering too. There's no obvious demographic I can see this appealing to. Hell, I'll bet it's going to be rated PG-13.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:10 PM   #10
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Oh Sony. Never cease attempting to be relevant.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #11
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Okay. not what I'd expect, but okay, it's intriguing. Personally I'd love a proper animated movie (there's a million DTV movies) with same flair as The LEGO movie, maybe close to Barbie's Dreamhouse series.

Live-Action didn't work so well for Bratz, how well will it work for the OG beauty doll?
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:24 PM   #12
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Live-Action didn't work so well for Bratz, how well will it work for the OG beauty doll?
Th-there's a live-action Bratz?
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Th-there's a live-action Bratz?
And it apparently came out 9 years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bratz_(2007_film)
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #14
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Th-there's a live-action Bratz?
O yes.

It's pretty bad, not just due to the property it's based off since it's just a generic tween movie for girls with the name slapped on... Which I guess fits the Bratz?
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Th-there's a live-action Bratz?
Bratz: The Movie. Came out in 2007. It was a musical... yeah..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bratz_(2007_film)
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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
o.O If that was done to be purposely corny and weird in a legitimately entertaining way, and it wasn't specifically Barbie, that could be.... interesting?

Doesn't work as Barbie though, being imperfect and different is out of character. Now if it focused on an unknown imperfect 'doll' and it indirectly poked fun at superficial dolls like Barbie who are trying way too hard to be what they are...

Wrong angle as is though. If Barbie has to learn a lesson then she should learn to chill out on trying so hard to be a certain way.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:09 PM   #18
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Iiiiinteresting.

I mean, just putting Schumer in a "family friendly" movie is curious enough.
I know it'd never happen, but I'd love to see a movie that approaches Barbie the way Bob's Burgers approached My Little Pony.
Barbie was directly inspired by merchandising for a German comic strip, and it's original demographic was adult men.
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She's too fat to be Barbie.
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