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Amy Schumer drops out of a movie that would have been her most unique part yet Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
FILe - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Schumer says she won’t be working on her Comedy Central series, "Inside Amy Schumer," for “the foreseeable future.” The comedian writes on Twitter Thursday that “for the next year at least” she’ll be touring and focusing on writing. She says a fifth season of the show is slated, but she’s happy Comedy Central is giving her time “to work on other projects.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Amy Schumer won’t be playing Barbie after all.

Variety reports the comedian has dropped out of a live-action film based on the Mattel doll due to scheduling conflicts. Variety says the movie was scheduled to start shooting on June 23, but Schumer has a lengthy promotional tour for her comedy, “Snatched,” which opens in May. She’s also set to begin shooting “She Came to Me” with Steve Carrell soon.

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The magazine says Sony needs to stick to a June 29, 2018, opening date for the Barbie film, because merchandise surrounding the film’s release is already in the works. The studio says it respects and supports Schumer’s decision.

Schumer defended her casting in the film in December, saying she was a “great choice” to play “an important and evolving icon.”

Associated Press

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