Isla Fisher Joins Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis in ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’
Isla Fisher is joining Fox 2000’s spy comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
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Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are already cast in the film, which follows a suburban couple who discover their picture-perfect new neighbors are actually undercover spies. Galifianakis and Fisher play the couple, while Hamm plays one of the spy neighbors.
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“Adventureland” helmer Greg Mottola is directing from a script by Mike LeSieur. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.
Fisher, who broke out opposite Vince Vaughn in “Wedding Crashers,” was last seen in “The Great Gatsby” and “Now You See Me.”
She is currently filming “Grimsby” opposite real life husband Sacha Baron Cohen and is represented by CAA and Mosaic.
The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.
- The Wrap
Back in May it was reported that Isla had joined the cast of Aussie film The Dressmaker. Inside Film now report that she has had to drop out of the film, and will be replaced by Sarah Snook:
The Dressmaker rolls
Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving star in The Dressmaker, a tale of love, revenge and haute couture now shooting at Docklands Studios.
The ensemble cast includes Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook.
There have been two changes in the cast since it was first anounced in Cannes. Elizabeth Debicki dropped out to play the lead in the Foxtel drama The Kettering Incident, replaced by Sacha Horler. And Isla Fisher dropped out and Sarah Snook took her role.
Lionsgate has announced that Now You See Me 2 (rumoured to be titled Now You Don’t) will be released on June 10th 2016. Michael Caine has revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will be joining the cast as his son. Some recent reports suggest that Isla will not be returning for the sequel because she will be otherwise engaged with family business (we will wait to hear what – if anything – Isla and Sacha say on this!) when filming is due to start in November.
Isla and Sacha’s first project together – Grimsby – will be released on July 31st 2015. The film is said to be about a British Black-ops spy whose brother is a football hooligan.
‘Now You See Me 2? Gets ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Director Jon Chu
Jon M. Chu is in talks with Lionsgate to direct “Now You See Me 2,” which is set for a fall start.
The studio has been touting “Now You See Me 2? as a key component in its strategy to capitalize on franchises. It has not yet dated the sequel.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Mark Ruffalo have been signed to reprise their roles from last year’s comedy-drama, which grossed $350 million worldwide.
Louis Leterrier directed the original from a script by Edward Ricourt, Boaz Yakin and Ed Solomon with a team of four magicians — also known as The Four Horsemen — pulling off a series of daring heists against a corrupt bank. “Now You See Me” was produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen.
Chu directed three “Step Up” movies, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Jem and the Holograms.” He’s repped by WME, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Allison Binder.
Isla Fisher Joins Husband Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s Spy Spoof ‘Grimsby’
Fresh off back-to-back box office hits “The Great Gatsby” and “Now You See Me,” Isla Fisher has signed on to join her husband Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s upcoming spy spoof “Grimsby,” TheWrap has learned.
The action-comedy finds Mark Strong (“Kick-Ass”) playing a British black ops spy who is forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen).
Ian McShane and Rebel Wilson co-star alongside Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Oscar-nominated “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe and English comedian Johnny Vegas.
Fisher will tackle a key supporting role, possibly as a femme fatale or other comely vixen.
Louis Leterrier (“Now You See Me”) is directing from a script by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, with Baron Cohen and Johnston sharing story credit.
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Baron Cohen and Nira Park will produce, while Johnston and Baynham will executive produce along with Adam McKay, Todd Schulman and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Louise Rosner and James Biddle and Ant Hines are also executive producers on the project, which will start production this summer.
Fisher next stars in the Blumhouse movie “Visions” and Dan Schechter’s Elmore Leonard adaptation “Life of Crime.” She’s represented by CAA, Mosaic, Shanahan Management and attorney Warren Dern.
The first trailer for Isla’s upcoming movie Life Of Crime has recently been released. The film will be released on August 29th in the US.
CANNES: Liam Hemsworth Joins Kate Winslet on ‘The Dressmaker’
Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Isla Fisher (“The Great Gatsby”) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”) are set to join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis (“Husbands & Wives”) in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s “The Dressmaker.”
Embankment is selling international territories and co-represents the U.S. with CAA.
Principal photography starts in Australia in October.
Winslet plays an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother. Although ostracized, as an exponent of the most stunning 1950s haute couture inspired by Madame Vionnet and Balenciaga, she liberates and empowers the town’s women with her quick wit and beautiful clothing. She unexpectedly finds love and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who wronged her.
Moorhouse (“Proof,” “How to Make an American Quilt”), who directs her script adaptation of the eponymous novel by Rosalie Ham, said: “Kate Winslet is perfect for Tilly. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and deeply mysterious on screen. Judy Davis is amongst the great contemporary actresses and she will bring powerful wit and charm to the role of Molly. Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with.”
Working with Moorhouse will be director of photography Don McAlpine (“Moulin Rouge!”), costume designer Tim Chappel (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”), production designer Roger Ford (“Chronicles of Narnia”) and editor Jill Bilcock (“Moulin Rouge!”).
“The Dressmaker” is produced by Sue Maslin (“Japanese Story”) through Film Art Media, and the film has been financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, Fulcrum Media Finance, White Hot Productions, Film Victoria, Soundfirm and developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.
The film is also financed by Ingenious Senior Film Fund, represented by Gavin Poolman and Michael Shyjka, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures in its home territory.
Isla attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, as one of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series nominees for Arrested Development. She looked super glamourous and Hollywood in a champagne coloured gown by Oscar De La Renta, with Louboutin ‘Lady Peep Ringed Strass’ heels and Bulgari jewellry to accessorise, and her red hair tousled and curled. Sacha joined her for the show inside, and the couple were seen talking to Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer. Unfortunately the cast did not win their category – it went to Modern Family instead – but it’s still great to see Isla in attendance and looking fabulous as a nominee on the red carpet!
A few weeks ago Isla attended the opening of designer Tory Burch’s Rodeo Drive Flagship Store in Beverley Hills. She looked cute in a little patterned pale green dress – presumably by Tory Burch! Isla posed with fellow actresses Ahna O’Reilly, Emmy Rossum, Hailee Steinfeld and Brooklyn Decker at the event. HQ pics are in the Gallery, and further down this post are a couple of videos.