Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway In Talks to Star in 'BARBIE' Movie

by Lawrence Cooper July 26, 2017, 0:47
Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway In Talks to Star in 'BARBIE' Movie

When I think about Barbie, I think about dishwater blonde hair and legs for days, which are not things I typically think about when I think about Anne Hathaway.

After months of searching, it's rumored Sony is ready to fill the void with Oscar victor Anne Hathaway! The film has been described as being a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity in the comedic fantasy vein of Splash, Enchanted or Big.

Schumer's departure has delayed production of the film, which was set to begin last month.

Sony must adhere to a June 29, 2018, release due to Mattel having merchandise and marketing in progress for that date, Variety reported in March.

The film is focuses on a character who lives in Barbieland but realises she doesn't fit into that flawless land and journeys to the real world where she can be unique.

Part of the reason Hathaway agreed to take on the role is that they let her choose her own director, and she has settled on Alethea Jones, an Australian whose first feature, Fun Mom Dinner, comes out in August.

Schumer dropped out of the project, following scheduling conflicts, which included a promotional tour for her recent comedy Snatched, as well as clashing commitments with Rebecca Miller's She Came to Me, which is now in production.

Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes, and Laurie MacDonald are producing the Barbie movie while Mattel's Richard Dickson is executive producing.

Hathaway was last seen in the indie Colossal and will next be seen palling around with Rihanna and Sarah Paulson in Ocean's 8 and with Rebel Wilson in Nasty Women, MGM's remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The actress is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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