Amy Schumer Signs On For New Comedy After Quitting The Barbie Movie

Amy Schumer in Trainwreck

If there's one comedian who has suddenly hit massive success its Amy Schumer. Her Comedy Central sketch series Inside Amy Schumer brought the comedian/actress a great deal of acclaim, leading to her silver screen breakout Trainwreck- which she both starred in and wrote. Trainwreck even earned Schumer a Golden Globe nomination for starring in the movie, and since then she's been booking jobs left and right. And although she recently left the Barbie movie due to scheduling conflicts, Schumer has already lined up her next project.

Amy Schumer will be producing an starring in the upcoming comedy I Feel Pretty. Still very much in development, I Feel Pretty has yet to release any plot details, but Schumer's involvement surely speaks volumes to its potential success. According to Variety, writing partners Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein will write and co-direct the movie, marking both of their directorial debuts.

Unfortunately, that's all about all the information about I Feel Pretty that is available. Its currently set to film this summer and release in 2018, so perhaps we won't have to wait all that long for more information.

And this summer will bring another Amy Schumer-led blockbuster to the silver screen. Schumer is set to star alongside the legendary Goldie Hawn in Snatched, which will hit theaters in May. Another project written by Schumer, Snatched will see the two actresses as a mother/daughter pair whose vacation in South America goes very wrong. The film marks Hawn's first movie in over a decade, with her last credit being 2002's The Banger Sisters alongside Susan Sarandon.

While all of these film projects are exciting new ventures for Amy Schumer, they continue to jeopardize the future of her TV series. Inside Amy Schumer ran for four seasons on Comedy Central while Schumer was growing in popularity and notoriety. Trainwreck was released in the break between Season 3 and 4, forcing Schumer to cut the "man on the street" before putting the entire series on hiatus.

While Season 4 of Inside Amy Schumer still continued to delight, it's unclear if and when Schumer will return to the small screen again. Despite being renewed for a fifth season, Schumer has decided to take a break from her sketch show, instead focusing on projects like films, her book, and her recent Netflix comedy special. The actress still maintains that Season 5 will happen... someday, but there are no active plans for her to return to the series that helped make her a household name.

Be sure to check back with CinemaBlend for updates on I Feel Pretty as they become public. You can catch Amy Schumer in Snatched starting May 12th, and check out our full 2017 release list and plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.