Anne Hathaway in negotiations to replace Amy Schumer in 'Barbie'


Anne Hathaway may just be taking on the role of a very dolled-up icon in the coming months.

Barbie is being produced by Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal.

The "Barbie" film's story follows a doll who is banished from the otherworldly Barbieland because of her unconventional appearance and attitude. Schumer initially joined the project back in December but left due to "scheduling conflicts". "I'm bummed, but I look forward to seeing "Barbie" on the big screen". Jones is known for her 2012 Tropfest Award-winning short film Lemonade Stand. Not only that, Australian comedy director Alethea Jones has been lined up to helm the film with a release date slated for June 29th, 2018.

Anne Hathaway poses at the premiere of the movie "Colossal" in Los Angeles April 4, 2017. (And since Schumer was their original choice, we know it'll include a ton of laughs.) The film is also said to have a feminist spin, which we can't wait for. In addition, Hathaway will co-star with Rebel Wilson in "Nasty Women", MGM's remake of "Dirty Rotten Soundrels". But before you start praising the film for casting someone who's more classically lovely, I just want to remind you: the Barbie movie is a subversive comedy about a woman who doesn't fit in, in the land of Barbies. The actress is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While we do think Hathaway will be a great Barbie, we have to say it would be exciting to see an actor of colour take on the role, and we're not the only ones who think so.