Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway might be Sony’s new Barbie doll.
According to Variety, the “Colossal” star is in talks with the studio to headline their upcoming live-action Barbie movie. If she accepts the role, she’ll be replacing “Snatched” actress Amy Schumer who left the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Penned by Hilary Winston (from “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”) with Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele having done a rewrite, the film will be produced by Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Amy Pascal, with Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel as executive producer.
The live-action Barbie movie will follow the titular character as she gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure. We don’t know about you, but the plot sounds awfully similar to Disney’s “Enchanted”.
Created by the American toy company Mattel Inc. in 1959, Barbie is one of the world’s most popular dolls. As the comapny’s largest and most profitable product, Barbie brings in USD2 billion dollars annually. The franchise extends a wide range of spin-offs including video games, storybooks, and animated films.
Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway is lauded for her diversity in acting – be it a nerd-turned-princess in “The Princess Diaries”, Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises”, Fantine in “Les Misérables”, or the White Queen in “Alice In Wonderland”. Her upcoming projects include “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” remake “Nasty Women” with Rebel Wilson and “Ocean’s Eleven” spin-off “Ocean’s Eight.”
Plus, we think she’ll look amazing as Barbie (see photo below for proof).
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