When it was first announced, many people thought a movie about Barbie sounded like a hideous idea. However, the fact it had Amy Schumer attached and a more feminist plot that you might have expected made people a little more interested. However, then Schumer dropped out.
Now though, a replacement may have been found, and it may be a smart choice. Deadline reports that Anne Hathaway is circling the role, and may well sign on.
If she does take the role, ‘Hathaway would play a character who lives in Barbieland, where she gets kicked out basically because she’s not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mold. She then goes on an adventure in the real world, and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection.’
Alethea Jones (Lemonade Stand) is in talks to direct the movie, which is being planned as a PG rated family adventure. The studio is also apparently still eyeing a June 2018 release.