Amy Schumer Exits 'Barbie' Movie

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Amy Schumer attends The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Amy Schumer won't play Barbie after all.

The actress has dropped out of Sony's Barbie, in which she was supposed to play the character that inspired the iconic doll.

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," Schumer said in a statement. "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.”

Schumer, who had joined the project in December, recently did a polish on the script by Hilary Winston. Schumer's schedule has become quite busy with her latest comedy Snatched coming out in May and also joining Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me with Steve Carell.

Mattel and producers Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal have teamed up for the project, which will try to put a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity.

The project also is currently without a director. In December, Sony pushed its release from May 12, 2017, to June 29, 2018.

“We respect and support Amy’s decision," said a Sony spokesperson. "We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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