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Amy Schumer Will Play Barbie In New Film And Trolls Are Already Body Shaming Her

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer is in talks to bring Barbie to the silver screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mattel and Sony are planning to start shooting the film, which will have a mix of animation and live-action, in the spring to be released in the summer of 2018. 

According to the reports, the story follows Barbie, played by Schumer, getting kicked out of Barbieland and having an adventure in the real world.

The film’s message will center around body positivity and not trying to be perfect. And with Schumer being a big proponent of body positivity, it seems like a solid casting choice. The film will be PG, so Schumer will presumably tone down her normal comedic style. 

 

But while support for Schumer has been overwhelming, some trolls were quick to body shame Schumer by saying she was too fat to play Barbie.

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