“We respect and support Amy’s decision,” a spokesperson for Sony said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”
Sony will more than likely have to stick with the previously planned June 29, 2018 release date since Mattel has already produced merchandise and plans with that date in mind.
According to IMDb, the film is about a doll who sets off on an adventure in the real world after being expelled from 'Barbieland' for not being perfect enough.
Sony is still seeking a director for the comedy.