Based on the famous doll line, the film is now slated for a June 29, 2018, release and is produced by Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.
Releasing a statement earlier this year as she quit the project, the Emmy-winning comedian said (via Variety): "Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts". But considering Hathaway's underrated comedy chops, she could be a good choice for the role anyway. Mattel's President and COO of Richard Dickson, who over the past two years has worked to modernize the brand, will serve as executive producer. The script told the story of a woman who awakens slowly to the realization that she doesn't fit in the "perfect world" of Barbies and began her journey to the real world.
The film is expected to be PG and a broader family comedy along the lines of Splash, Enchanted and Big.
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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.
According to Variety, studio reps have stated that the casting is now "premature" but they're set to strike a deal with Hathaway once "scheduling arrangements" have been made. Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing the project.
Sony's live action Baribe is set to hit theaters on June 29, 2018.