Last year it was reported that Isla would be joining the cast of a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch, and then earlier this year we heard reports that filming had started. After that though, I fell off the ball if you like and have not kept up with this movie! So we have some updates for you now – finally…
Isla was indeed pictured on the set of the movie earlier this year, therefore confirming her involvement in the project. As the original article stated, she is playing a character named Melanie, and is joined in the cast by Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def and her friend Jennifer Aniston. The film is now titled Life Of Crime, and will be the closing night film for the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
Deadline also have an interview with the director Daniel Schechter:
As Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard Classic Heads For Toronto, Its Director Laments That His Idol Won’t Be There To See It
EXCLUSIVE: Like so many directors with Toronto-bound films, writer/director Daniel Schechter has been in a race to finish Life Of Crime, his adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. Schechter was particularly in a hurry because the 87-year old Leonard’s health was shaky and he was eager to see the movie after giving a free option to a relative newcomer who was crazy enough to adapt the novel on spec and then clean up rights issues that led all the way to France. Sadly, Schechter didn’t get done in time to show his literary idol the film that will be the closing night Gala Premiere at Toronto, starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher and Will Forte.