The Trailer For Amy Schumer’s Controversial New Film Has Landed

Can it match the success of Trainwreck?

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by Katie Rosseinsky |

The trailer of Amy Schumer's latest film has arrived - and as you'd expect, it's an in-your-face, foul-mouthed affair that's probably not for the faint of heart.

Snatched sees Amy's character enlisting her mother (played by Goldie Hawn; her first role in 15 years) to accompany her on a last-ditch holiday to South America after being dumped by her musician boyfriend. Unsurprisingly, rest and relaxation are in short supply, after the pair are targeted by a gang of kidnappers: cue the line, 'we've been Liam Neeson Taken'...

Just like last year's highly successful Trainwreck, Snatched will showcase Amy's signature NSFW humour. In fact, despite the mother-daughter premise, we probably wouldn't advocate bringing your mum along when it arrives in cinemas next May (unless, you know, she's a cool mom).

The making of Snatched has not been without controversy. Earlier this year, Amy and co-star Goldie Hawn posted a video in 'tribute' to Beyoncé's 'Formation', which saw the actresses re-enacting the singer's dance moves against sets from their new film. Unsurprisingly, many saw Amy's decision to recreate the video (which was praised on release for its messages of black female empowerment) as culturally insensitive, appropriative and particularly tone-deaf given the current political climate.

Schumer responded to her detractors by claiming the video to be a 'celebration' of all women, arguing that 'I am of course horrified and sickened by the events that are addressed throughout that video and didn't see this as minimizing that and still don't.'

This month, it was revealed that the comedian and actress will take the lead role in a live action film based on the iconic doll, Barbie, though naturally she'll be putting an Amy Schumer spin on things: according to rumours, the story is about embracing imperfections and difference. There's also the small matter of her as-yet-untitled project with pal Jennifer Lawrence, which the pair have written with Amy's sister and long-term collaborator Kim Caramale.

Watch the trailer for Snatched below...

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