USA Today’s sneak peek at “Now You See Me” have posted a sneak peek look at Now You See Me, including some additional information on the characters, quotes from the cast, and the very first still of Isla in the movie! It’s a short but good read …

Sneak peek: ‘Now You See Me’

Greed has a new, magical enemy: the Four Horsemen.

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco star as an all-illusionist supergroup using their powers to steal from the rich and give to the poor in the action film Now You See Me (out Jan. 18).

“They are modern-day Robin Hoods,” says director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk).

Eisenberg, the group’s leader, plays a sleight-of-hand specialist, Harrelson is a hypnotist/mentalist, Franco is a pickpocket/generalist and Fisher stars as the world’s best-looking escapologist.

She is recruited to the group after showing off her skills with an elaborate stage escape from chains and a water tank.

“So many things can go wrong on something like this,” says Fisher, 36. “And I was doing the scene in high heels.”

Her co-stars have learned the skills of their characters’ professions for the just-completed shoot, which took them to locations in New Orleans, New York, Las Vegas and Paris. Franco, for example, mastered the art of card-throwing. “He takes a regular playing card and slings it with such force that he can cut a banana in half,” Leterrier says.

Harrelson trained under Irish hypnotist Keith Barry and tried to mesmerize cast members including Mark Ruffalo, who plays an FBI agent on the Four Horsemen’s trail.

“Woody tries to hypnotize everyone,” Leterrier says during a break in filming. “Mark actually pretended it worked.”

Isla talks to MTV about “The Great Gatsby”

When you think F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay-Z totally comes to mind, right? We didn’t think so. But that’s just one of the things that makes Baz Lurhmann an interesting director. When MTV News caught up with Isla Fischer on the set of “Now You See Me,” she told us working on the film was an “incredible luxury” and shared insight into the unique way Lurhmann helped the actors feel comfortable on set.

“I had a great time. I loved it,” the Scottish actress told us about her “Gatsby” experience. “It was an incredible luxury. We did a play workshop that was three weeks long. Before we even started rehearsals we were immersed entirely in [the 1920’s]. It was just the best experience ever.”

Literature fans were thrilled when it was announced another film adaptation of Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was in the works. Further, they became overjoyed with the news that Leonard DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Fischer were among the talented actors cast. And according to the Scottish actress, the stars of the film will not disappoint as Lurhmann’s direction helped ease the actors’ nerves.

“On my first day he had Jay-Z pumped up full and we did the entire scene with, you know, Jay-Z in our ear on full blast while acting and it was just so liberating,” Fischer said. “He really understands actors and how self-conscious we feel at times, and how exposed we are and how we never know where anything lands. Just the complexity of being vulnerable every minute when you’re acting and he just makes you feel so safe.”

We imagine being in the extremely capable hands of the man behind “Romeo + Juliet,” “Australia” and “Moulin Rouge” would make you feel very safe.

Small icon update

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We have some shiny new icons in our Icon section today, thanks to Laura! She has made us 9 new Photoshoot icons, and 1 new Miscellaneous one. Go have a look, and if they take your fancy, grab one for use (and please remember to credit).

Remember that we’re always on the lookout for more icons and fanart, so if you’ve made some of Miss Fisher and would like to see it displayed here, then get in touch!

Isla filming “Now You See Me” in Paris this week

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Isla and the Now You See Me cast and crew have now moved to France, and have been spotted shooting scenes in Paris this week! Isla was seen filming a scene with Woody Harrelson and an unknown male actor, and looked like her character might’ve been in disguise, or at least like she was trying to keep a low profile! I’m getting more and more intrigued by this movie the more we hear about it.

Check out these great new set pics in our Gallery:

Now You See Me > On The Set – April 17th 2012 x14

David Copperfield posts photo with “Now You See Me” cast

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‘Real-life’ illusionist David Copperfield has been on the set of Now You See Me recently, and on April 10th he posted a photo of himself with the cast members playing illusionists in the film:

David Copperfield on WhoSay

Screenwriting Career page complete

April 15th 2012No CommentsWebsite

More researching and writing has been going on, and our Screenwriting career page is now up! I’ve tried to give you the lowdown on Isla’s work and thoughts on her script writing projects etc., and I hope the page is interesting to you. I’ve definitely found it interesting reading about Isla’s work to put these pages together for you.

I’ve just got the Filmography pages and Style section to work on now … they are big projects and will take some time, so I will work on them in due course and post updates along the way!

ET on the set of “Now You See Me”

ET have the first live action look at the filming of Now You See Me, visiting the set and getting to see some of action as well as chatting to the stars, including Isla! There’s some great footage, and it’s really interesting to hear the cast talk about their characters and the plot.

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is working some cinematic magic for his new role in Now You See Me alongside fellow movie magicians Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco — and only ET is on the set!

“Every scene has some interesting component of magic to it, or some kind of reversal of character,” Eisenberg tells ET. “I’m sure it’ll be as fun to watch as it has been to do.”

Coming to theaters in 2013, Now You See Me casts Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher and Franco (the 21 Jump Street star and brother of James Franco) as “The Four Horsemen,” a quartet of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of FBI Agent Mark Ruffalo and Interpol agent Melanie Laurent.

“We are kind of modern-day Robin Hoods,” explains Fisher. “We’re getting back at corporate greed and we’re distributing the wealth and we’re essentially kind of anarchists, good guys, good magicians, righting the wrongs of the world.”

Michael Caine also stars as a wealthy benefactor, and Morgan Freeman plays a former illusionist and now world-famous magic debunker determined to take down the Horsemen.

Also starring Common and Michael Kelly, the film is directed by Louis Letterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk).

Watch ET for more with the cast of Now You See Me!

“Bachelorette” gets US release date of June 1st

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Fantastic news, Isla fans! (Well, those in the US, anyway). Bachelorette will be released in North America on June 1st – that’s 7 weeks away. It may also be available on Video On Demand around the same time.

From the LATimes:

And they’re moving more aggressively into the burgeoning video-on-demand business with a new division called Radius that will release titles simultaneously on digital platforms and in a limited number of theaters. Radius has already acquired several low-budget pictures, and its first release, the Kirsten Dunst comedy “Bachelorette,” will be June 1.

Danish fans can also be excited, as according to IMDB the film will get a release there on June 14th.

We’ll keep you posted on further international release dates, and let’s cross our fingers for not just that, but for some US promotion as well 🙂

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