The Barbie movie that somehow keeps happening continues to happen, as The Hollywood Reporter claims that Anne Hathaway is in talks to step into Barbie’s high-heeled plastic shoes. With her being an Oscar winner and this being a movie based on a doll based on a German erotic novelty gift and all, Hathaway reportedly agreed to negotiations as long as she got to hand-pick a director. That director is Alethea Jones, an Australian up-and-comer whose feature debut, Fun Mom Dinner, comes out on August 4.
Before previous star Amy Schumer dropped out, citing scheduling conflicts, the movie was said to be about a misfit Barbie who’s exiled to the real world after realizing that sitting around the Malibu Barbie Beach House with Ken all day is bullshit. (We’re paraphrasing, but you get the idea.) Schumer and her sister were also taking a third pass on the script, which had already gone through drafts from Sex And The City writer Jenny Bicks and Diablo Cody. THR’s report doesn’t comment on the status of the script, but does say that negotiations are contingent on getting the film’s June 29, 2018 release date to work with Hathaway’s schedule.