Sony is moving its Anne Hathaway-starring, long-in-the-works Barbie project to 2020.
The fish-out-of-water tale, directed by Australian director Alethea Jones, will now premiere on May 8, 2020, kicking off the summer that year, after moving from its original launch date of Aug. 8, 2018, the studio announced Tuesday.
Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the project based on the classic Barbie mythology and putting a contemporary spin on the toy, with an emphasis on feminism and identity.
The script, now to receive more work, portrays a woman that slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit into the perfect land of Barbies and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.
Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel, is executive producing the pic.
Sony also announced Tuesday that it is giving Alex Tse’s Superfly reboot a launch on June 15.
Source: Hollywood reporter