Here’s Isla’s first commercial for ING Direct, entitled ‘Monologue’…
Unclear as to whether Isla will reprise her role in this 3rd film yet – we’ll keep you posted….
‘Now You See Me 3? in the Works at Lionsgate
Lionsgate has begun developing “Now You See Me 3,” a year before it releases “Now You See Me 2? on June 10, 2016, as part of its strategy to focus on franchises.
CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,’” he said.
Feltheimer said production has wrapped on “Now You See Me 2.” Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher.
Feltheimer said Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original comedy caper in 2013.
Jon M. Chu is directing the sequel from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Producers are Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen.
Lionsgate has seen strong performances from its “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises and recently announced the plans for a sequel to Keanu Reeves’ “John Wick.”
Last year Isla guest starred in the resurrected Arrested Development – the show is now set to continue next year, and we’ll keep you updated as to whether Isla will continue her involvement …
More ‘Arrested Development’ Coming to Netflix in Mid-2016, Says Producer Brian Grazer
Production will start early next year, he told the “Adam Carolla Show” Tuesday
There will definitely be more “Arrested Development,” and sooner rather than later, according to Brian Grazer.
The super-producer shared the news on Tuesday’s “Adam Carolla Show” podcast. Grazer said he spoke with Fox Studios on Monday, and everyone is on board. As a matter of fact, Grazer told Carolla that he broke the news to Mitch Hurwitz from the popular podcast’s greenroom.
“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” he told Carolla. Production is slated to begin after Jan. 1.
Fans can expect new episodes “four months after that,” Grazer added.
The producer previously revealed that 17 episodes were in the works for the show that Netflix revived in 2013.
“Arrested Development” originally ran for three seasons on Fox from 2003-06.
Carolla tends to record his podcasts the evening before they post.
– The Wrap
Disney Junior Launches “Soaring Over Summer” Event With New Episodes Daily
Hot weather, hot episodes! Disney Junior will debut a new episode of one of its hit series every weekday for seven consecutive weeks (Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 13), as part of its “Soaring Over Summer” multi-platform event. New episodes of alternating series Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Miles From Tomorrowland, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Henry Hugglemonster will premiere each weekday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.
The event will include season three premieres of the Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins (Thursday, July 2), where Doc and the toys must rescue her toy dragon, Stuffy, when he slips and falls into the pool, and the Emmy Award-winning Sofia the First (Wednesday, August 5), which finds Sofia returning to Merroway Cove and meeting a new mermaid friend, Fluke. Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) and John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) return in the episode as mermaid Oona and seahorse Sven.
Also premiering is Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest, a special 44-minute episode (Friday, July 31) that finds Jake becoming captain, a plotline that will carry into the upcoming fourth season of the series. The episode includes guest stars Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) as Lord Fathom and Jim Rash (Community) as his sidekick Sinker.
Additional guest stars throughout the summer include six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as a tiny tin airplane pilot named Bess on Doc McStuffins; Isla Fisher and Sean Astin as mischievous sprites Button and Bengee on Sofia the First. Also lending her voice to Sofia is Vivica A. Fox as Sofia’s idol Carol of the Arrow. Jake guest stars include David Tennant as an evil genie named Dread, and Nestor Carbonell, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennet as a trio of fearless birds. And how’s this for typecasting? Iron Chef America’s Alton Brown will play alien chef Lysander Floovox on Miles From Tomorrowland.
The new episodes will also be available each weekday on WATCH Disney Junior, which will launch a Soaring Over Summer Arcade, featuring several retro arcade-style games with voxel versions of Sofia, Doc, Miles, Jake and Henry.
ING banks on actress Isla Fisher to spearhead new branding campaign
Five years since dropping comedian Billy Connolly in favour of a talking orang-utan, ING Direct is betting on actress Isla Fisher to power its latest assault in the competitive $4.3 trillion banking market.
As several banks, including ANZ and ME Bank, refresh their marketing, ING will today unveil Fisher as its first celebrity ambassador since Connolly and the face of a new advertising campaign to power its strategy of trying to be customers’ “primary bank”.
Led by Fisher — who holds an ING Orange Everyday transaction account — rallying customers to share their experiences, the campaign launched through social media channels on Friday before a wider assault on June 14 across television, cinema and digital.
ING, the nation’s fifth-largest mortgage lender, hopes encouraging customers to share their experiences will show others “how banking can be”, while giving the bank with insight into how it can improve products and services.
“Given the existence of social media, it’s happening anyway. Our customers talk a lot about us,” ING chief Vaughn Richtor told The Australian, adding the bank’s leading net promoter score — a measure of customer advocacy — provided confidence to “amplify” the discussion. “They say nice things about us, they also say things we should start doing or things we could do better, either way it’s valuable as we’re human beings and we don’t get it right every time but what we do look for is continuous improvement and the only way to do that is do those things customers truly value.
“It’s not some vague promise it’s actually what we deliver … a broad range of products and a great experience.”
Cannes: Protagonist takes sequel to hit Danish comedy ‘Klown’
Sequel to the hit Danish comedy to include cameos from Isla Fisher, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights outside Nordic territories to Klown Forever, the sequel to the 2010 smash hit Danish comedy Klown.
Protagonist has also taken over worldwide distribution of the first film and will be talking up both at next week’s Cannes Marche.
Based on a Danish TV series that ran from 2005 to 2008, the Klown films centre on the irreverent antics of two thirtysomething best friends and comedy partners Frank, played by Frank Hvam, and Casper, played by Casper Christensen.
Hvam and Christensen also wrote both features, while one of Denmark’s biggest film-makers Mikkel Norgard (The Keeper Of Lost Causes) returns to direct the sequel and Jesper Zartov produces.
In Klown Forever, Frank and Casper’s friendship is tested when Casper decides to move to Los Angeles and pursue a solo career there. Determined to win back his friend, Frank follows him to California for a holiday of spectacular misadventures.
Among the cameo apperances in the film are Isla Fisher, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Danish heartthrob Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones).
Klown, which was acquired for US remake by Warner Bros, has a host of self-declared celebrity fans including Sacha Baron Cohen, who hired Hvam and Christensen to write his next film The Lesbian at Paramount.
The film was distributed by Nordisk in Scandinavia and grossed more than $10m in Denmark alone, recording more than 855,000 admissions; it was sold by TrustNordisk to Drafthouse in the US and Arrow in the UK among other territories.
Nordisk is releasing Klown Forever this September in Denmark and both Hvam and Christensen will be in Cannes to launch the film to Danish and international media.
Sacha Baron Cohen's GRIMSBY has been pushed back 7 months and will now open Feb. 26, 2016 instead of this summer.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) January 21, 2015
Mark Ruffalo recently took to his instagram account to reveal the title of the Now You See Me sequel, which is Now You See Me: The Second Act. The synopsis is as follows:
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me: The Second Act only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
John Chu directs the returning cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, along with new additions Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou. Still no official word on whether Isla will be returning, though!
The film is currently set for release on June 10th 2016.
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