Yesterday, February 3, 2010 was Isla’s 34th Birthday! We want to wish her a very happy (belated) birthday. Hope she had a wonderful day!
Also, this site celebrated two years online yesterday as well. Isla Fisher Web was launched on her birthday in 2008.
Simon Pegg is set to make horror funny again. THR reports that the Shaun of the Dead star has joined the black comedy Burke and Hare, which follows William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century grave robbers and murderers who got rich selling the corpses of their victims. Andy Serkis will play Hare, Pegg will play Burke. The movie is not a remake of 1971′s Burke and Hare, which played the events for more dramatic effect.
Pegg has been using his Twitter account to update fans of the movie’s progress, which has already begun rehearsals.
1st day of Burke & Hare rehearsals at Ealing Studios where I once held off a legion of zombies with an old Winchester rifle. Happy days.
Pegg has been busy finishing up the comedy Paul, about two comic book geeks who meet an alien while driving across America, as well as meeting with Burke and Hare cast.
I really want to apologize for the lack in updates last year. To be honest when things settle down with Isla, they go very quiet. So my motivation wasn’t really here for the site. However I’ve gotten a tincy bit of motivation while I read the Shopaholic novels (it’s true Isla is the perfect Becky! Only a shame the movie wasn’t more of a financial success because I’d love to see more of Isla in her shoes) but luckily our girl seems to have gotten a bevy of new projects which should begin filming soon so hopefully we will have new Isla material soon.
For now I’ve updated the gallery with the missing event pictures from late last year. These include: Bruno‘s Los Angeles premiere, Crude benefit screening and Feeding America’s Benefit Concert. Isla looks gorgeous at all of the events!
Also you can now follow us on Twitter, @islafisherweb.com for instant updates.
Isla Fisher, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson have joined the cast of Burke and Hare, a horror comedy that marks John Landis’ return to feature directing after more than 10 years.
The project is based on the true story a pair of British serial killers, William Burke and William Hare, gravediggers who sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection during the 19th century.
Serkis, best known for his work as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies, will play Hare opposite Simon Pegg’s Burke.
Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic) will play Pegg’s girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron who might or might not be an accomplice to the murders.
Wilkinson (Valkyrie) will play Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.
The movie begins shooting January 31 in Edinburgh and London, bringing Landis back to the scene of his 1981 hit An American Werewolf in London. The Twilight Zone director’s last narrative feature was 1998′s Blues Brothers 2000.
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2010 to all of our visitors!
Universal Pictures has picked up Desperados, a comedy script from Ellen Rapoport that will act as a potential starring vehicle for Isla Fisher, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story is set in motion when a woman sends an indignant e-mail to her new beau, who’s gone silent after they have sex. When she discovers he’s comatose in a Mexican hospital, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the e-mail before he recovers.
The project has been described as a female-oriented Hangover.
Great news! It’s been a little quiet in Isla land the past few months so It’s goo to hear she’ll be getting back to work soon with not one, but two new movies!
Universal Pictures has acquired two projects that will be developed as star vehicles for Isla Fisher, reports Variety.
Fisher is attached to topline and produce Life Coach, a comedy about a young woman who consults a life coach who turns out to be messed up. Liz Cackowski and Maggie Carey are writing the script.
Fisher is also attached to star in an untitled romantic comedy based on a French script called Un Jour mes princes viendront (One Day My Princes Will Come). Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun) will write the script.
Isla Fisher told SCI FI Wire that she’s the voice of a gun-toting lizard in the upcoming animated movie Rango.
The film, directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), stars Johnny Depp as a household pet who embarks on an adventure to discover his true self. In addition to Fisher and Depp, the voice cast includes Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Ned Beatty.
Fisher spoke about Rango last month while promoting her current film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Followed are edited excerpts of the exclusive interview with Fisher. Rango is slated for release in March 2011.
Sacha Baron Cohen and his fiancee, actress Isla Fisher, have had to put their wedding plans on hold again because of their hectic work schedules.
The couple, who have been together for seven years, are busy promoting Sacha’s new movie Bruno, which premiered in London last week.
Now Isla is set to star in an action comedy called Your Highness, which will start shooting in Ireland this summer, putting paid to any hopes of a wedding.
‘If Isla signs the deal, it will mean moving to Ireland for a while with their baby daughter Olive,’ says a friend.
‘With all their projects, Isla and Sacha haven’t had time to tie the knot. They have set their hearts on getting married in Italy.’
The couple originally intended to get hitched in August 2006, and had even consulted wedding planners to organise their special weekend in a medieval Tuscan village.
But it all fell through due to escalating costs.
Source: Daily Mail