Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in "Barbie" Movie at Sony

Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in

With Amy Schumer having departed Sony Pictures' planned Barbie movie, Anne Hathaway now reportedly is in talks to star in the live-action film based on the iconic Mattel doll. The Oscar victor would replace previously reported star Amy Schumer in the project.

'Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts, ' she told the publication in a statement.

The "Interstellar" star is in talks to star in Sony's "Barbie" movie, according to Variety.

The film is expected to be PG and a broader family comedy along the lines of Splash, Enchanted and Big. Winston's script is said to follow a misfit living in a land of flawless Barbies, who comes to the real world where her being/looking different turns into an asset. Now in line to direct the film is Alethea Jones, with Hilary Winston said to be writing the script.

Hathaway isn't the only Oscar victor fixated on Barbie land: Reese Witherspoon has been developing a biopic about Ruth Handler, who created the famed doll in the 1950s. Two years later, Hathaway played the role of Brand in Christopher Nolan's film, "Interstellar".

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Hathaway, who won an Oscar in 2013 for "Les Miserables", most recently appeared in the Neon sci-fi film "Colossal".

Should things work out, Hathaway would depict the famous Mattel character and Australian movie producer Alethea Jones (Fun Mom Dinner) would coordinate.

Barbie is scheduled to see release on June 29, 2018.

They include a spot in the ensemble cast of next summer's Ocean's Eight, as well as Nasty Women, the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake that casts her alongside Rebel Wilson.

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