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Amy Schumer has signed on to play the ti­tle role in Bar­bie. The live-ac­tion movie, set to put a fem­i­nist spin on the iconic Mat­tel doll, will send the ac­tor to the per­fect land of Bar­bies, where she’ll learn the im­por­tance of be­ing her­self.

John Wick co-di­rec­tor Chad Sta­hel­ski is re­mak­ing ’80s cult favourite High­lander. Pre­vi­ous di­rec­tors at­tached to the project, in the pipe­line since 2008, in­clude Justin Lin, Cedric Ni­co­las­troyan and Juan Car­los Fres­nadillo.

Jodie Foster has joined Iron Man 3 cowriter Drew Pearce’s di­rec­to­rial de­but, Ho­tel Artemis. The film is a thriller set in a dis­tinc­tive crime uni­verse in the near fu­ture, and Foster will play a mys­te­ri­ous char­ac­ter known as ‘The Nurse’.

Damian Lewis has joined the new Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, Ocean’s Eight. The ac­tor will play the mark for a gang of fe­male rob­bers that in­cludes San­dra Bullock, Helena Bon­ham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Ri­hanna.




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