Hath­away in talks for Bar­bie movie role

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Anne Hath­away is in the frame to star in the 'Bar­bie' film. The 34-year-old ac­tress is wanted by Sony and Mat­tel to take on the role of a char­ac­ter ex­pelled from Bar­bieland for fail­ing to live up to the per­fec­tion ex­pected of its res­i­dents, ac­cord­ing to web­site The An­kler. The part was ini­tially go­ing to played by Amy Schumer but she has pulled out of the project, in­tended for cin­e­mas in 2018, due to "sched­ul­ing con­flicts". Hath­away is said to be in­ter­ested in the role and talks have been pro­gress­ing well. Di­rec­tor Alethea Jones is in talks to helm the movie which Sony and Mat­tel want to send a pos­i­tive mes­sage to young girls about body im­age and self-es­teem. Schumer, 36, ad­mit­ted she was to­tally "bummed" to drop out of the 'Bar­bie' film, even though she had been tar­geted by trolls in the wake of her cast­ing, an on­line at­tack which she laughed off with her usual wit. In a state­ment, she said: "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." Hath­away will next bee seen in the all-fe­male led crime ca­per 'Ocean's Eight' and is cur­rently shoot­ing Steven Knight's new thriller 'Seren­ity'.

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