Amy Schumer has just confirmed that she had to part ways with Sony’s live-action movie “Barbie.” The actress and comedian shared this information in a statement to Variety.
“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,” she told the publication.
However, this won’t stop the company from releasing the film in the future. Since there are already merchandise and product cycles in motion, Sony has to stick to its original planned release date, June 29, 2018.
A spokesperson for Sony commented on the whole situation in a statement. “We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon,” read the statement.
Not only does the crew behind the movie have to deal with the fact that Amy won’t be involved with it, but they also have to find a director. Nevertheless, Schumer might have already contributed to the movie, since she recently did a polish of the script. But, it’s still unknown if they will keep her changes, as she’s no longer attached to the film.