Amy Schumer is no longer going to play the lead character in the planned Barbie movie. She blames it on a scheduling conflict but comes at a time when she has several flops, including a comedy special that she blames the Alt-Right for not being funny. She is the niece of Chuck Schumer which could mean that failure is a genetic trait in her family. The shooting of the movie will now be delayed while they find someone better suited for the part than Schumer like Joe Piscopo or Rachel Madcow.
“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to ‘Barbie’ due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer said. “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.”