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Elizabeth Cantillon Developing Series Based on Souad Mekhennet’s “I Was Told to Come Alone”

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Producer Elizabeth Cantillon is working on another series. Just a few weeks after news broke about her collaboration with Lynn Shelton, Liz Tigelaar, and Amy Pascal on Hulu’s “La Woman,” Deadline reports that Cantillon is developing a show based on Souad Mekhennet’s bestselling memoir “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.” Published in June, the book traces Mekhennet’s experiences as a German-born Muslim journalist reporting on jihadists throughout the Middle East and Europe.

The potential drama series would center on the character Mekhennet “as she pursues Jihadi leaders around the globe, putting her own life on the line to expose the complicated truths behind the War on Terror,” the source details. “While she explores the devastating effects of terrorism, she also finds humor and levity in the most harrowing of moments.”

Cantillon is producing with Brillstein Entertainment PartnersMissy Malkin and Jon Liebman. Laura Quicksilver is overseeing the project for The Cantillon Company.

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the Claire Foy-starrer based on David Lagercrantz’s Lisbeth Salander novel, and Michelle MacLaren’s WWII-era drama “The Nightingale” are among Cantillon’s upcoming projects. Her previous credits include “The Banger Sisters” and “Concussion.”

Mekhennet currently works as a national security correspondent for The Washington Post. The Chicago Journalists Association will honor Mekhennet’s contributions to journalism with the 2017 Daniel Pearl Award at its annual dinner on Friday.

Elizabeth Cantillon Developing Series Based on Souad Mekhennet’s “I Was Told to Come Alone” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Snatched review – kidnap comedy bungles the job

Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer are a patience-testing mother and daughter abducted in Ecuador

The plot is simple: two white women (Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, our wacky mother-daughter duo) go on a package holiday to Ecuador, where they are snatched (get it?) by a band of brown-skinned thugs. They end up marooned on the Amazon. It’s a “comedy”. Hawn, who hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2002’s The Banger Sisters, came back for this?

“We’re gonna put the fun in non-refundable!” Schumer’s Emily insists. Sadly, there’s very little fun to be found. For a film that tries to assert its girl-power position by way of endless, increasingly crude jokes, it comes down surprisingly hard on its female characters’ bodies and sex lives. Emily’s American ignorance is acknowledged and excused; she’s “never voted” and doesn’t “speak Spanish”. At least she’s not racist,
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Review: ‘Snatched’ is a Tedious, Low-Energy Action Comedy

A dim-witted offering released in time for Mother’s Day, Snatched — directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Katie Dippold — is a low-energy action comedy without much laughter. (You know you’re in trouble when a frequent joke involves misunderstanding “come” for “cum.”) Much of the humor falls painfully flat as Amy Schumer does her usual shtick as Emily, a woman with deep insecurities who enjoys a party or two. Goldie Hawn, who has been absent from the silver screen since 2002’s The Banger Sisters, plays her cat-loving mom Linda. She lives with her mentally challenged son Jeffrey (Ike Barinholtz), a shut-in who makes a living teaching piano lessons. When Emily breaks up with musician boyfriend, she’s stuck with a non-refundable trip to a resort in Ecuador and convinces the adventure-adverse Linda to “come” with her. She mistakes a “welcome” drink given by porters in the hotel lobby with “whale cum,
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'Snatched' Review: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Together Is Something Special

'Snatched' Review: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Together Is Something Special
Thank goodness for Snatched, the vehicle by which Goldie Hawn returned to our movie screens after 15 long, Goldie Hawn-less years. (Her last movie was The Banger Sisters in 2002, if you can believe it.) I'm stating this up top so that if you take one thing from this review, let it be: Goldie Hawn is back, and boy, is it good to see her.

Snatched, as the title card that opens the movie so-seriously informs, is "a reckless tale" of murder and mayhem. Oh yeah, it adds, "The kidnappers did bad things too." Backtracking, we meet Emily (Amy Schumer), a floundering 30-something who is fired from her job and subsequently dumped by her boyfriend, the latter proving particularly inconvenient since she's booked a nonrefundable trip to Ecuador for two. Pressed, Emily coerces her mother, Linda Middleton (Hawn), a sad helicopter mom who used to love adventure but now loves Grey's Anatomy and Facebook fake news, to put the
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‘Snatched’ Review: The Great Goldie Hawn is Wasted in This Lazy Comedy

‘Snatched’ Review: The Great Goldie Hawn is Wasted in This Lazy Comedy
The world of comedy has changed vastly since Goldie Hawn’s last big-screen appearance in The Banger Sisters in 2002. Largely, comedy has progressed in the last 15 years, but Hawn’s return is not the banner occasion she deserves. Snatched, in which she plays the neurotic mother of a selfish wild child played by Amy Schumer, […]

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'Snatched' Review: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn Almost Save So-So Raunch-Com

'Snatched' Review: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn Almost Save So-So Raunch-Com
There have been complaints in early reviews about Snatched being disposable junk. Huh? Let's back up a minute. The comedy stars Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer as mom and daughter – those words alone should mean something for film enthusiasts, and not just because Mother's Day weekend. Schumer, the baby-faced bad girl of 2.0 comedy, is teaming up with Hawn, a laugh-inducing golden girl since she won an Oscar for her breakthrough role in 1969's Cactus Flower. So, yes, we'll allow that this female raunch-com is built on a script by Katie Dippold (The Heat,
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‘King Arthur’ and ‘Snatched’ Will Be No Match for Marvel’s Mighty ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

‘King Arthur’ and ‘Snatched’ Will Be No Match for Marvel’s Mighty ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will follow the Marvel rule: Every May Marvel release has held on to the top spot for a second weekend .

The sequel will likely gross as much as the two new wide studio releases combined, with a predicted $60 million. Two new movies will battle for second place: Warner Bros.’ pricey $175 million “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “Snatched,” an R-rated Amy Schumer/Goldie Hawn Fox comedy timed for Mother’s Day.

After several weeks of lagging grosses, despite some big performers “Guardians” and “The Fate of the Furious,” this weekend could reach parity with last year. While the second weekend of the current Marvel film will fall short of “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016, the two new openers should easily outpace the new releases last year which added up to $20 million.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Whether or not it lands in the second spot,
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Goldie Hawn Opens Up About 15-Year Break From Hollywood: 'I Never Wished to Be Acting Again'

Goldie Hawn Opens Up About 15-Year Break From Hollywood: 'I Never Wished to Be Acting Again'
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are still learning about each other.

The mother-daughter pair sat down for a conversation for Interview's May issue, where Hudson asked all the important questions.

"Now, let's begin with your relationship with your children: who's your favorite?" Hudson jokingly begins the interview, before quizzing her mom on more serious aspects of her career, like why she started seeing a therapist after making it big as an actress.

"What I wanted in life was happiness, to be honest, and in my young life, I always read about how screwed up Hollywood was. I just wanted to be normal. I wanted to have a normal life. I wanted to have children," Hawn explains. "And when I was picked out of a chorus line and cast in a TV series, I got anxious
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Goldie Hawn: Hollywood Didn't Want Me Back After 15 Years Away

Goldie Hawn: Hollywood Didn't Want Me Back After 15 Years Away
Hollywood hasn't always been kind to its leading ladies. Goldie Hawn returns to the silver screen May 12, starring opposite Amy Schumer in Snatched. The mother-daughter comedy marks the actress' first film role since 2002's The Banger Sisters. Back in the day, Hawn could do no wrong at the box office; Private Benjamin, Overboard and The First Wives Club were major, career-defining hits. But when Hawn was pitched to star in Snatched, the studio initially balked. "They didn't want me in the beginning," Hawn says with a shrug in Entertainment Weekly's Apr. 21 issue. But Schumer wouldn't accept any substitutes: "I said, 'Over my dead body Goldie is not going to be in this...
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Goldie Hawn Retrospective to Screen at the Quad Cinema in NYC

Goldie Hawn in “Private Benjamin

The upcoming mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” marks Goldie Hawn’s first film since 2002’s “The Banger Sisters.” To celebrate the end of Hawn’s 15-year sabbatical, the Quad will hold a retrospective of the Oscar winner’s films, a press release announced.

The Golden Goldies retrospective will see beloved Hawn films like “Private Benjamin,” “Swing Shift,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “The First Wives Club” screen on 35mm.

“No Hollywood actress in recent memory has come closer than Goldie Hawn to capturing the ebullience and whip-smart comic timing of the great screen comediennes of the ’30s and ’40s, a modern Joan Blondell or Carole Lombard,” the release states. “Though she won an Academy Award for one of her first roles (in 1969’s ‘Cactus Flower’), critics have tended to underestimate the depths of [Hawn’s] talent. The forthcoming film ‘Snatched’ marks her long-awaited return to the screen after a 15-year absence, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a greatest-hits retrospective, a veritable masterclass in the delicate art of cinematic comedy.”

It’s great that Hawn’s contributions to cinema are being recognized. However, while researching the Golden Goldies films as well as Hawn’s entire filmography, we noticed the actress has never worked with a female film director. From what we can tell, she has only collaborated with a woman director once, on a 2013 episode of the kids show “Phineas and Ferb.” Sue Perrotto co-directed the ep.

This is disappointing, but not a complete surprise. Last year Cosmopolitan published a story detailing how many big-name actors have never worked with a woman film director. Among them are Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, and Tobey Maguire. And to be fair to them and Hawn, there are plenty of actresses who have never appeared in a woman-helmed film. Shailene Woodley, for example, has not appeared in a feature film directed by a woman

Still. We wish both male and female power players would follow Jessica Chastain’s lead. “I’m looking to work with a female filmmaker every year,” she told Variety. “That’s my goal. They’re not given the same opportunities so if I have any influence in choosing a film or a script or finding a director I’m absolutely going to make a difference. That doesn’t mean I’m excluding men — it means I need some balance in my life.”

And she’s achieving it; Chastain has worked with female directors like Kathryn Bigelow, Liv Ullmann, and Susanna White. Her most recent collaboration with a woman director is Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

The Golden Goldies retrospective will be May 6–11 at the Quad in New York City. The featured films and their synopses are below, courtesy of Quad Cinema.

“Death Becomes Her”

Robert Zemeckis, 1992, 104m, U.S., 35mm

Sun May 7 & Mon May 8

When glamorous narcissist Meryl Streep steals her fiancé Bruce Willis, Hawn finds revenge in an elixir of youth (and immortality) supplied by a seductively devilish Isabella Rossellini. Rivalry escalates to murder as Hawn and Streep battle it out in the land of the undead in this cult black comedy about all-consuming vanity.

The First Wives Club

Hugh Wilson, 1996, U.S., 103m, 35mm

Mon May 8

Spite never sleeps in this gleefully vindictive comedy about getting even and the bonds of sisterhood. Hawn stars opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton as a once-acclaimed actress plagued by ageism and out for revenge against her ex-husband and his perky new muse. But acrimony eventually gives way to a new sense of liberation, culminating in an ever-endearing rendition of Lesley Gore’s anthem of female independence.

Overboard

Garry Marshall, 1987, U.S., 106m, 35mm

Wed May 10

Wertmüller’s “Swept Away” reimagined as big studio farce, with Hawn’s shrill heiress mistreating blue-collar carpenter Kurt Russell, who then proceeds to enact romantic revenge after she’s afflicted with amnesia. Despite the retrograde sexual politics, the chemistry is palpable and the comic timing immaculate.

Private Benjamin

Howard Zieff, 1980, U.S., 109m, 35mm

Wed May 6 & Thur May 11

After husband Albert Brooks dies on their wedding night, spoiled rich girl Hawn is convinced by military recruiter Harry Dean Stanton to join the U.S. Army, where she comes up against a tough-as-nails C.O. Eileen Brennan. Both Hawn and Brennan were nominated for Academy Awards in this beloved box-office hit.

Seems Like Old Times

Jay Sandrich, 1980, USA, 100m, 35mm

Tue May 10 & Thu May 11

Hawn hits her comedic stride in this irresistible Neil Simon farce as a characteristically zany public defender torn between district attorney husband Charles Grodin and her ex, Chevy Chase, a writer charged with bank robbery. Things escalate towards a fever pitch when she decides to represent him in court.

Shampoo

Hal Ashby, 1975, U.S., 110m, Dcp

Mon May 8 & Wed May 11

The dream team of Ashby, screenwriter Robert Towne, and actor-producer Warren Beatty set their biting farce and undisputed ’70s classic on the eve of Nixon’s 1968 electoral landslide, with over-sexed, in-demand, and increasingly vexed hairdresser Beatty juggling frustrated girlfriend Hawn, taxing client Lee Grant, ex-girlfriend Julie Christie, and potential business partner Jack Warden as America lurches to the right.

The Sugarland Express

Steven Spielberg, 1974, U.S., 110m, 35mm

Sat May 6 & Mon May 8

After losing their baby son to the state, small-time crooks Hawn and William Atherton snatch him right back and go on the run, with seemingly every law enforcement officer in Texas in hot pursuit. Spielberg’s first feature refines the technical mastery of Duel, but Hawn’s performance as an exasperated, manically determined mother gives this picture a more resonant pathos.

Swing Shift

Jonathan Demme, 1984, U.S., 100m, 35mm

Sun May 7 & Thur May 10

When hubby Ed Harris ships off to fight WWII, housewife Hawn finds herself via a factory job — and a fling with hunky trumpet player Kurt Russell. Despite her contentious relationship with her director, Hawn displays her greatest emotional range here, and Demme’s deft touch for humanist comedy shines through. Featuring Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, and Holly Hunter.

Goldie Hawn Retrospective to Screen at the Quad Cinema in NYC was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Exclusive: Amy Schumer Opens Up About 'Dream' Co-Star Goldie Hawn, Reveals How She Asked Her to Do 'Snatched'

Exclusive: Amy Schumer Opens Up About 'Dream' Co-Star Goldie Hawn, Reveals How She Asked Her to Do 'Snatched'
Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn make a convincing mother-daughter duo in their new movie, Snatched, but their connection is just as strong in real life!

Et's Cameron Mathison caught up with the two at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Friday, where they opened up about the fast bond they created while filming their new comedy.

Watch: Amy Schumer’s Boyfriend Ben Hanisch Congratulates Her on Netflix Success With Sweet Swimsuit Post

"I had two daughters," Hawn declared, gushing of the pair's adventures when her daughter, Kate Hudson, came to Hawaii for four days to visit.

"A couple of those great days, we were all together," the 71-year-old actress said. "So it was me and my two daughters."

"Well, I was trying to impress her, but she's like a mermaid," Schumer joked. "To see, like, Kate Hudson's butt, like, snorkeling in front of you and then you're just like, 'I know that's not what I look like
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Amy Schumer Jokes She Used ''Drugs and Money'' to Get Goldie Hawn Back on Film After 15 Years

Amy Schumer Jokes She Used ''Drugs and Money'' to Get Goldie Hawn Back on Film After 15 Years
The last time we saw Goldie Hawn in a movie was in 2002's The Banger Sisters. Well, that is until now...Thanks to Amy Schumer. The comedienne paired up with the actress for their upcoming action-comedy Snatched, which is set to hit theaters in May. So how did Schumer get the iconic star back on the silver screen?! "Drugs and money," the 35-year-old joked with E! News' Marc Malkin at the CinemaCon Awards, where Hawn was honored with the Icon Award. On a serious note, though, Schumer says it took persistence. "I honestly kept approaching her when I would see her, and I was like, 'I have a movie I'd like you to be in,'" she said with a naggy tone....
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Goldie Hawn Deems Snatched the Best Film She’s Made

Goldie Hawn Deems Snatched the Best Film She’s Made
It’s been 15 years since Goldie Hawn last appeared in a film and according to the Oscar winner, she’s saved her best for Amy Schumer.

At CinemaCon Thursday to promote Snatched, with a little nudge from Schumer, Hawn deemed the upcoming film, from which EW has an exclusive clip, as her best yet.

“I’m a mother to my daughter and I’m a mother to Amy, and that’s what mattered — it’s that movie that matters,” she told EW of the mother-daughter action comedy. It doesn’t compare to any other movie I’ve ever done.” Then,
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Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn do some serious bonding in the new trailer for Snatched

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It’s always nice to see a Mother and Daughter combo doing some serious bonding but Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn take it to the next level in the new trailer for Snatched. In this new film the pair give their kidnappers a run for their money while on an exotic holiday.

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Snatched marks Hawn’s first role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters and this new film features an odd couple who have only their comedic roles in common. So whose bright idea was it to team up the once well known sex symbol actress Goldie Hawn and the outspoken, controversial comedian Amy Schumer as a mother and daughter bad-ass duo? That would be Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig – who acts as producer on Snatched – as well as Schumer herself who co-wrote the outrageous comedy alongside her sister Kim Caramele and Ghostbusters and Spy writer,
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Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Kick Ass and Take Names in the Raunchy New Snatched Trailer

The second (slightly Nsfw) trailer for Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's highly anticipated mother-daughter comedy is here! The film, called Snatched, features a recently dumped young woman named Emily (Schumer) dragging her uptight mother, Linda (Hawn), on what seems like a picturesque vacation to South America. They're soon kidnapped, and, naturally, hijinks ensue. The costars have already gotten a bit of heat for the film thanks to a dance routine they performed to Beyoncé's "Formation," but hopefully this will be a fantastic return to the big screen for Hawn, who hasn't appeared on film since 2002's The Banger Sisters. Snatched also costars Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, and Joan Cusack and hits theaters on Mother's Day weekend. Related:Kate Hudson and Amy Schumer Have an Enviable Memorial Day Weekend Girls' Trip
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‘Snatched’ red band trailer; Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn get kidnapped

Snatched red band trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn get kidnapped in South America in this hilarious new comedy.

Watch the Snatched red band trailer below.

Well, this one made us laugh out loud. Multiple times. The new Snatched red band trailer has arrived, and so have the funnies. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the forthcoming comedy from 20th Century Fox, which will arrive in cinemas next year.

It has been 15 years since Goldie Hawn has been on our screens. Can you believe that? Her last movie was The Banger Sisters in 2001, and what a comeback this could be as the Snatched trailer is hilarious.

Snatched is as much fun as it was making it! xx #LoveAmy @Snatched_Movie pic.twitter.com/m4qRyfHZwS

Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) December 16, 2016

Here’s the official synopsis:

When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, she persuades her ultra-cautious
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Snatched: full trailer for Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn comedy

Daniella Bondar Simon Brew Feb 8, 2017

Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer team up for new comedy, Snatched. Here's the new trailer...

The full trailer for upcoming comedy Snatched has now landed. And you can see it right here...

From December...

After months of secrecy and Instagram teases, 20th Century Fox dropped the first trailer for Amy Schumer’s new film Snatched.

As the trailer reveals, Amy Schumer gets dumped suddenly and convinces her type-a mother, the iconic Goldie Hawn, to go on an adventure with her in South America. After a night of handsome strangers and stuff drinks, the trip quickly goes south when they get, as Schumer’s character puts it, “Liam Neeson Taken.”

Here's the red band trailer.

Video of Snatched | Red Band Trailer [HD] | 20th Century Fox

Snatched is Hawn’s first onscreen debut since The Banger Sisters back in 2002. Schumer and Hawn are the mother/daughter action comedy
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‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Get ‘Liam Neeson Taken’

‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Get ‘Liam Neeson Taken’
Fox has released the first look at “Snatched,” the mother-daughter action-comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. The hijinks filled footage was released five months before the film’s Mothers Day weekend release on May 12.

The trailer opens with Schumer’s character getting dumped and then persuading her uptight mother, played by Hawn, to go with her on a vacation.

“Look how much fun you were” Schumer asserts while looking at a scrapbook. “Pack your bags, we’re going to South America.”

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The trailer then shows Hawn clothed from head to toe on the beach while a bikini-clad Schumer asks “Why are you dressed like a beekeeper?”

That’s followed by Schumer declaring that she wants an “amazing adventure.” That features a car crash in the jungle, being taken hostage — “We’ve been Liam NeesonTaken,” Hawn
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Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn get kidnapped in first Snatched trailers

In 2017, Amy Schumer will be making her return to the silver screen with two new films, Snatched (previously known as Untitled Mother/Daughter Comedy) and Thank You For Your Service, the former of which has just received a theatrical and red band trailer. Check out both below…

Following the success of her 2015 comedy Trainwreck, Schumer had a strong if slightly quieter 2016, continuing her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, popping up for guest appearances in The Simpsons, Bojack Horseman and Bob’s Burgers, writing and releasing her memoir The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo and going on tour.

Snatched teams Schumer up with Overboard and Death Becomes Her actress Goldie Hawn, who hasn’t starred in a film since 2002’s The Banger Sisters.

Randall Park, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Óscar Jaenada and Colin Quinn all star alongside the duo, with Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters) on scripting duties and
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‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Go On a Rowdy Mother-Daughter Trip

‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Go On a Rowdy Mother-Daughter Trip
Goldie Hawn is back! The beloved comedienne hasn’t hit the big screen since 2002’s “The Banger Sisters,” but she’a finally returning to the multiplex with the comedy “Snatched,” co-starring none other than Amy Schumer as her hapless daughter. The film follows the duo as they embark on what looks to be the trip from hell, with a big twist.

Schumer stars in the feature as Emily, an unlucky-in-love singleton who, after being brutally dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of a long-planned trip to South America, cooks up the idea to take her mom instead. Hawn’s mama character is uptight, adverse to change and terrified of the sun. Surely these two will have a wonderful time on their tropical vacation.

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But while that plot alone — a mismatched mother-and-daughter attempt to marry their different ideas
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