Amy Schumer is among one of the most insufferable and annoying celebrities America has to offer right now. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Schumer promised that she would move to Spain if Donald Trump won the presidency.
But when Trump did win, Schumer broke her promise –obviously. And unfortunately, she just keeps making movies, like the atrociously reviewed Snatched.
And when you hear the plot for Schumer’s next movie, you’ll cry laughing, because it shows how completely tone deaf she and the other filmmakers are to how she’s already perceived.
“STXfilms is boarding the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty, the directorial debut of screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, it was announced today by STXfilms Chairman Adam Fogelson and Sam Brown, President of Production for STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment.
STXfilms will distribute the comedy in the United States and it marks the second high-profile deal. I Feel Pretty will begin shooting in Boston this July.
Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG and Mary Viola will produce I Feel Pretty with Voltage Pictures’ Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam and Nicolas Chartier. Schumer will also produce. Kevin Kane, a frequent collaborator of Schumer’s will co-produce. Jonathan Deckter will executive produce for Voltage.
In the comedy, an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.
With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?”
So, basically, Schumer will end up playing herself in this movie?
The movie’s premise is exactly how everyone already perceives her. It’s like the writers and Schumer’s agents are intentionally conspiring to end her career.
And you know that the theme/message of this movie is going to be “beauty is on the inside” and “confidence is beauty”.
While no production company sets out to lose money, these guys are obviously aloof to the public’s opinion of her. Yet, they’re still excited, for some unknown reason.
“‘Amy is a spectacularly talented comedienne and actress and this story could not be more perfectly suited to her incisive observational skills and humor,’ said Fogelson.
‘We are excited to be working with her and we love adding I Feel Pretty to STX’s growing list of female-driven comedies. Abby and Marc are among my favorite comedy screenwriters working today and they have a fantastic vision as directors for this film.’
Schumer, who wrote and starred in the hit comedy Trainwreck can currently be seen opposite Goldie Hawn in Snatched.
She will next be featured in Thank You for Your Service from director Jason Hall. Kohn and Silverstein’s credits as a writing team include such successful comedies as Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Vow and How to Be Single.
The deal, which is the most significant US agreement so far this year at the Cannes Film Festival, was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group and Voltage. As previously announced, Voltage will finance the film and is currently selling international distribution rights.
Kohn and Silverstein are represented by UTA and Management 360 and SOWD.’ McG and Mary Viola are represented by WME and Management 360 as well as SOWD. Schumer is represented by UTA and Carrie Byalick at B Company and Schreck Rose.”
Considering the writers’ previous works, it will probably be a romantic comedy with a tone of sweet innocence.
But having Amy Schumer as the star means it will actually be nothing short of pure raunchiness – because there’s just no way she could ever pull off sweet and innocent.