It’s rare that you’ll get an audible gasp-ish “What?!?” from us, but that’s definitely what happened when we read the headline for this annoucement.
The movie based on the landmark toy line, Barbie, has switched many hands over the last few years, but this is definitely both a far cry from when Amy Schumer was involved and the original toy itself.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who collaborated on some of the more celebrate indie comedies/dramedies in the last couple of decades (including Frances Ha and Mistress America), pose an interesting duo to take on a 2019, woke (which is what Warner Bros. is shooting for) Barbie movie. Baumbach isn’t an entire stranger to taking on big budget IP as he did pen Madagascar 3, but Gerwig and Baumbach together could potentially weave some magic here, not unlike Chris Miller and Phil Lord did with The LEGO Movie.