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Amy Schumer backs out of live-action ‘Barbie’ film

It looks like Amy Schumer will not portray a girl in a Barbie world after all.

The comedian chose to opt out of her lead role in the upcoming Barbie movie once filming dates conflicted with a promotional tour for Snatched.

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer said in a statement on Thursday regarding her decision. “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.”

Sony Pictures plans to continue with the movie and will recast in place of the Trainwreck star.

The flick follows a character expelled from Barbieworld after not being the ideal version of perfect, landing herself in a real-world adventure. Schumer initially began rewriting the script following her casting over three months ago. There is no word if the edits are permanent given she is no longer attached.

Barbie is slated to hit theaters in June of 2018. Sony and Mattel have already scheduled merchandise around the film’s release, leaving an improbable chance of the date being pushed back.

Schumer recently signed on to dramedy She Came to Me alongside Steve Carrell and Nicole Kidman.

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Written by Cayla Masters

Music, pop culture and cheesesteak lover. Follow me on Twitter, @caylamasters