Wayne McClammy, best known for directing the Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel viral videos “I’m F**king Matt Damon” and “I’m F**king Ben Affleck,” respectively, is in negotiations to helm Universal’s comedy “Desperados.”
The project is being developed as a potential star vehicle for Isla Fisher. Production is expected to begin by year’s end.
Written by Ellen Rapoport, “Desperados” is described as a female-oriented “The Hangover.”
The story is about a woman who sends an indignant email to her new beau, who has gone silent after they have sex, only to discover he’s comatose in a Mexican hospital. Panicking, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the email before he recovers.
Mark Gordon and Jason Blum are producing. Universal executive vp production Tracy Falco and director of development Maradith Frenkel will oversee the project. Shara Senderoff and Allyson Seeger are supervising for the Mark Gordon Co.
McClammy is repped by Paradigm and Beth Stine of Rain Management Group.
While at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, /Film ran across this early poster art for the John Landis horror comedy Burke & Hare. Isla is featured in it too!
The film is based on the real-life exploits of Irish murderers William Burke and William Hare, who killed at least 17 people in Edinburgh in 1827-8, the film may not hew too closely to the tone and severity of actual events. The movie stars Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis, and co-stars Tim Curry, Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Ronnie Corbett and Bill Bailey. Landis, whose filmography includes An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, ¡Three Amigos!, Coming To America, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, hasn’t directed a feature film in over a decade.
As you might have already noticed, reports are stating that Miss Fisher could be expecting her second child! Candid imagery (View some on Just Jared or People) have snapped the actress sporting what looks to be a baby bump. Isla Fisher and her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen also have a two and a half year old named Olive.
The couple, are known for their steady silences when it comes to confirming personal news — they kept quiet regarding daughter Olive‘s birth, as well as their recent nuptials — so it’s no surprise when contacted for comment, reps for the couple remained mum.
We of course will report if something official is said either way. If it is indeed true – congratulations to the happy family!
Many media outlets speculated that the Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Choen had wed in recent days, but Gossip Cop is reporting that they are the only outlet to confirm officially the happy news. They are stating that Sacha’s rep confirmed the news exclusively to them.
I’m a bit hesitant to believe the news from this site and not a more reliable source, but the only other thing I have found is X17 snapped some candids of the couple in Paris two days ago (which we of course do not post) and in this photo you can see the supposed rings.
I’ll continue to update you if something more is said!
Empire Online has revealed the first official production still from Burke & Hare. It sadly doesn’t feature Isla, showing only Pegg and Serkins as the title characters. Nonetheless, I’m really excited for the movie so I thought I’d post it anyways.
Burke & Hare is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis). These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.
I normally try and wait for more official sources, but this is being spread around like wildfire so I thought I’d acknowledge it.
According to Womans Day in Australia, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have quietly wed in Paris, France, last week. As you may know there is constant gossip reports of when the twosome would marry, but this magazine is reporting they finally did it! Sacha and Isla are clearly very private so we’ll have to keep a wait out for any of their official statements – if there are any. If the news is indeed accurate, wonderful congratulations to the adorable couple!
Cohen, 39, and Fisher, 34, who’ve been engaged for two years, said “I do” in front of a few close relatives in a private traditional Jewish ceremony in Paris last Monday.
“We did it we’re married!” Fisher wrote in an email to friends the following day. “It was the absolute best day of my life and in so many beautiful moments I missed you all so much.”
“I thought of you as everything was happening, but Sacha and I wanted no fuss just us!”
Cohen was spotted wearing a ring in Paris on Sunday, according to X17.
They welcomed a daughter, Olive, in 2007.
Source: Women’s Day
Isla has been filming Burke and Hare in London the past few days and the cast was photographed on the set of the upcoming movie.
Isla looked adorable in a Georgian outfit of a blue dress, a fur stole and matching cuff and a decorative velvet had adorned with blue and brown ribbons.
Simon Pegg, best known as the star of zombie movie Shaun of the Dead, was also clearly enjoying filming alongside the flame-haired beauty. Last week he boasted on Twitter:
“Thoroughly enjoying working with Shannon from Home & Away. Now I’m only one degree of separation from Mr. Fisher. Bonza.”
The website JustJared also noticed that Isla’s love Sacha Baron Cohen was on set, and in what looks to be a costume. Perhaps he is filming a cameo?
Burke and Hare is due for release later this year and tells the story of the real life criminals were responsible for the deaths of at least 17 people from 1827 until 1828. After murdering their victims, the pair then went on to sell the bodies to Dr Robert Knox, who dissected them in his anatomy classes at Barclay’s anatomy school in Surgeon’s Square.
Really good news hit the trades! Isla is attached to yet another film which sounds again like it could showcase her loveable humor. I only hope this (or any) make it into production very soon – I’m so ready to see Ms. Fisher on screen again!
To reflect, Isla is also currently attached to star & produce Life Coach, Un Jour mes princes viendront (One Day My Princes Will Come), Desperadoes (a Hangover-esque comedy). And although we haven’t heard anything about it in a while she is supposedly still developing and producing comedy The Cookie Queen and lastly Groupies, another with no talk in some time. In 2011 we will hear her as a voice character in Rango and Isla is currently filming her role as Ginny in Burke and Hare. Big things for our lady love!
Isla Fisher is attached to star in Universal Pictures’ high concept romantic comedy Kiss & Tell, written by Dax Shelby and Robert Stevens.
Sheldon Turner is producing the film, about a woman who discovers she has the power to see exactly how a long-term relationship will unfold with a man after kissing him.
Turner, who recently adapted the video game “inFAMOUS” for Sony, will produce with Jennifer Klein.
John Landis has begun principal photography on Burke & Hare.
Also new casting with the likes of Sir Christopher Lee, Reece Shearsmith, Jessica Hynes, Hugh Bonneville, Tim Curry, Bill Bailey and Ronnie Corbett were just announced.
Landis describes the film as a “black romantic comedy” in spite of its story which is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers Burke and Hare. These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply. Isla Fisher will portray Pegg’s love interest Ginny, while Tom Wilkinson is anatomy lecturer Dr Robert Knox.