Amy Schumer

  1. Melissa McCarthy, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, 2016.  “Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts,” said an on-line video in the film – and zillions  of Ghostfans across the planet. And try as it did (with too many Hot Shots!gags), the “comedy” failed rather than the ladies. When McCarthy was due as Patty, Shumert and Rebel Wilson were seen for Abby. (Eliza Dushku, Anna Faris, Alyssa Milano were potential Girlbusters  before the project became a reboot).
  2. Margo Robbie, Barbie, 2019.   “I’m Amy Schumer—or as they know me in Hollywood, ‘Melissa McCarthy said no…’”  If Barbie is a $3b global  industry, that should help sell a few tickets, right?  That was the idea for a Mattel movie. First announced for chubby Amy Schumacher, it passed to lissome Anne Hathaway and once Mattel got all rights back from Sony, Robbie moved in to star and co-produce with her outfit, Lucky Chaps (!). Barbie the doll  has filled  more roles than all of these actresses combined – 150 during more than 50 years, from doll to mermaid, president to princess. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” said Schumer.”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.”  

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2