‘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.
Also read: Sacha Baron Cohen Re-Ups at Paramount – After Studio Sends His Next Movie to Sony
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.
Isla Fisher Web would like to wish Isla and her family, and you – our lovely visitors – a very Merry Christmas! We hope your holidays are filled with shiny presents, yummy food, loved ones and most importantly lots of Christmas joy!
Last month, Isla and Sacha attended the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, where Sacha was honoured with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Isla looked absolutely gorgeous in a floor length white gown by Burberry with Kwiat jewellry, and she and Sacha look so happy together! I’ve now added a massive 192 HQ photos from the event to our Gallery for your viewing pleasure – there are lots of fabulous shots in there for you to enjoy. Big thanks to our friends Celyn and Lindsey for their help with these pics.
Further down this post is a snippet of info about the award Sacha received, plus a clip from the presentation of his award, which features some shots of the two of them watching in the audience.
The Britannia Awards: Sacha Baron Cohen
BAFTA Los Angeles presented Sacha Baron Cohen with a Britannia Award for comedy in 2013.
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts. In 2013, actor, writer and producer Sacha Baron Cohen was honored with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
The award was presented at the annual gala ceremony in November 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The presentation was made by actress Salma Hayek who described Sacha to have “consistently demonstrated total courage as an artist. He has literally risked his life to make us laugh.” Salma’s speech was followed by a rather shocking incident when Sacha took to the stage to accept his Britannia.
Another massive congratulations goes to Isla, as she has recently received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her work in Arrested Development! The ensemble cast received a nomination in the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ category. See the full list of nominees in this category below.
The ceremony will take place on January 18th 2014 in Los Angeles.
We will have full coverage (screencaptures and information) from Arrested Development here at Isla Fisher Web for you soon.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 ROCK (NBC)
SCOTT ADSIT / Pete Hornberger
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy
KATRINA BOWDEN / Cerie
KEVIN BROWN / Dot Com
GRIZZ CHAPMAN / Grizz
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon
JUDAH FRIEDLANDER / Frank Rossitano
JANE KRAKOWSKI / Jenna Maroney
JOHN LUTZ / Lutz
JAMES MARSDEN / Criss
JACK McBRAYER / Kenneth Parcell
TRACY MORGAN / Tracy Jordan
KEITH POWELL / Toofer
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix)
WILL ARNETT / George Oscar “G.O.B.” Bluth II
JASON BATEMAN / Michael Bluth
JOHN BEARD / Himself
MICHAEL CERA / George-Michael Bluth
DAVID CROSS / Tobias Fünke
PORTIA DE ROSSI / Lindsay Bluth Fünke
ISLA FISHER / Rebel Alley
TONY HALE / Buster Bluth
RON HOWARD / Narrator/Himself
LIZA MINNELLI / Lucille Austero
ALIA SHAWKAT / Maeby Fünke
JEFFREY TAMBOR / George Bluth, Sr./Oscar Bluth
JESSICA WALTER / Lucille Bluth
HENRY WINKLER / Barry Zuckerkorn
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock