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May 20th 2019   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher to star in UK comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’ for Protagonist (exclusive)

Judi Dench, Dan Stevens and Isla Fisher will lead the cast of Edward Hall’s Blithe Spirit, based on Noel Coward’s 1941 play.

London-based Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide rights on the project and has inked a series of early pre-sales on the title including Australia and New Zealand (Transmission), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Airlines (Echo Lake Distribution), South Africa (Empire Entertainment), Middle East (Front Row), and Greece (Tanweer).

The feature will be a re-imagining of Coward’s comedy stage play, in which a best-selling crime novelist suffering from writer’s block struggles to finish his first screenplay. His quest for inspiration leads him to invite an eccentric mystic to his home to perform a séance. He gets more than he bargained when they inadvertently summon the spirit of his first wife.

The project will start shooting on June 17 in and around London. Producers are Fisherman’s Friends trio James Spring, Meg Leonard, and Nick Moorcroft, alongside Hilary Bevan Jones, Peter Snell and Tuni Pinnolis. The project is a Fred Films and Powder Keg Pictures production in association with British Lion Films.

Producers Leonard and Moorcroft also wrote the screenplay with Piers Ashworth. Alongside Spring, the trio are also working on a feature film about Jamaican-born musician and chef Levi Roots, announced earlier this week.

Director Hall’s credits include period series Downton Abbey, which Screen Star of Tomorrow 2006 Stevens starred in, and 2012 TV movie Restless.

Coward’s Blithe Spirit was previously adapted for the screen by David Lean in 1945.

(Screen Intl)


May 20th 2019   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Cannes: Matt Walsh, Isla Fisher to Star in ‘Unplugging’

Matt Walsh and Isla Fisher will star in “Unplugging,” a comedy about a couple who try to recapture their romance by taking a vacation in a rural town. They hope that unplugging from social media and electronics will force them to reconnect with each other and will save their marriage.

“Unplugging” marks the directorial debut of Debra Neil-Fisher, the editor of “Ted” and “The Hangover.” Walsh, best known for playing the hapless press secretary on “Veep,” penned the script with Brad Morris (“Cougar Town”). Both men will produce alongside Deborah Liebling (“Plus One”), Stephanie Laing (“Veep”) and Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel for The Traveling Picture Show Company. Radiant Films International will handle foreign sales and introduce to buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent will co-represent domestic sales.

“My favorite films are relatable character comedies and travel adventure,” said Neil-Fisher. “When I was sent this script, I thought, I’ve finally found a cinematic story that is both. I am beyond thrilled to work with amazing comedians like Matt and Isla who can help me create hilarious timeless characters that everyone can relate to.”

Walsh most recently appeared in “Widows” and in the upcoming TV movie “Happy Accident.” Fisher’s film credits include “Wedding Crashers,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” and “Now You See Me.” She will be seen in the upcoming films “Greed” and “The Starling” opposite Keanu Reeves.

Walsh and Fisher are both represented by United Talent Agency (UTA). Neil-Fisher by Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment and The Gersh Agency. Morris by ICM Partners and Artists First.

(Variety)


February 23rd 2019   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla’s upcoming comedy The Beach Bum will premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 9th:

SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film

The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Wilde, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a concert film with comedian Kathy Griffin.

The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was previously announced. The thriller stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss.

There will be 102 features and TV episodes featured over nine days.

In recent years, SXSW has upped its game as a festival that covers a lot of ground. It reliably launches a few spring studio hits, such as last year’s “The Quiet Place” and “Blockers,” and also discovers under-the-radar storytellers. For attendees, there’s also keynote addresses with filmmakers and actors.

The standouts in this year’s lineup include Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” a much-anticipated comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg and Zac Efron. Wilde makes her directorial debut with “Booksmart,” a comedy about two responsible high school girls who try to cram all the partying they missed into one night.

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January 7th 2019   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla & Sacha attended the Golden Globe Awards last night, and looked amazing! Sacha was celebrating his nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for Who Is America – unfortunately he didn’t win, with the Globe going to Michael Douglas instead, but it looks like the two had a fun night anyway. Isla looked absolutely gorgeous in a a black lace gown by Monique Lhuillier, with Louboutin heels, and $5.5m worth of Harry Winston diamonds – this old Hollywood look always works perfectly on her! After the show itself, the couple attended the In Style/WB and Netflix after parties.

We’ve added the first high quality photos to our Gallery, and you can find some nice red carpet interview videos further down this post:

The Golden Globes x49
The Golden Globe Awards – In Style/WB After Party x2
The Golden Globe Awards – Netflix After Party x1






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December 30th 2018   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla is making a surprise guest appearance in TBS crime comedy series Angie Tribeca! The show stars Isla’s Tag co-star Rashida Jones. Isla appears in ‘Glitch Perfect’, the 2nd episode of the new 4th season – which is now airing on TBS in the US.

We’ll have more information and photos for you as soon as we can…

‘Angie Tribeca’ Season 4 to debut in its entirety this weekend

The 10-episode, fourth season of the police sitcom Angie Tribeca is set to air this weekend on TBS.

Episodes 1-5 are scheduled to debut on the cable network Saturday and Episodes 6-10 will premiere Sunday.

The show stars Rashida Jones, Bobby Cannavale, Andrée Vermeulen, Jere Burns and Kiersey Clemons. Making guest appearances this season are Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Isla Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, Harry Hamlin, Taran Killam, Eliza Coupe, Deon Cole, Jimmy Tatro and Dove Cameron.

“This holiday binge experience is the latest innovative offering that TBS has provided to fans trying to avoid their families,” a press release from TBS joked.

“In Season 4, it’s been 20 years since the law wrongfully turned on Detective Angie Tribeca and tossed her in jail. Now, Tribeca is out, reunited with her team, Lt. Atkins, Dr. Scholls, estranged son, Angie Jr. and the young and brilliant Maria Charo fighting for the good guys.”

The show was created and is executive produced by Steve and Nancy Carell.

(UPI.com)



ANGIE TRIBECA Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving This Holiday Season with a Season Four Weekend Marathon

Angie Tribeca Is the Gift that Keeps on Giving this Holiday Season with a Season Four Weekend Marathon on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30

Watch Episodes 1-5 Starting at 8pm ET/PT Saturday and Episodes 6-10 Starting at 8pm ET/PT Sunday on TBS

Guest Stars Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Isla Fisher, Anjelica Huston, and Carol Burnett Join Series Regulars Rashida Jones, Bobby Cannavale, Andrée Vermeulen, Jere Burns, Kiersey Clemons, and, of course, Jagger

Catch up on Previous Seasons of ANGIE TRIBECA on TBS All Weekend

This weekend, as a special holiday-binge treat, TBS is releasing the fourth season of ANGIE TRIBECA in its entirety. Starting at 8pm ET/PT each night, fans (you’re welcome!) can watch all 10 episodes on primetime as well as on the TBS app and TBS.com. Additionally, viewers can binge complete seasons 2 & 3 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

This holiday binge experience is the latest innovative offering that TBS has provided to fans trying to avoid their families. ANGIE TRIBECA initially debuted in 2016 with a 25-hour marathon… that’s right 25 hours… and scored two consecutive seasons of growth among adults 18-49, including +13% for season two and another +8% for the third season. The series has consistently ranked as a top-performing primetime cable comedy and was in the Top 10 for season 3.

In season four, it’s been 20 years since the law wrongfully turned on Detective ANGIE TRIBECA (Rashida Jones) and tossed her in jail. Now, Tribeca is out, reunited with her team, Lt. Atkins (Jere Burns), Dr. Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen), estranged son, Angie Jr. (Bobby Cannavale) and the young and brilliant Maria Charo (Kiersey Clemons) fighting for the good guys. Or so they think. No, they are. Or, are they? They are. Just kidding. Or are we?

This season’s powerhouse lineup of guest stars includes Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Anjelica Huston, Gillian Jacobs, Carl Reiner, HARRY Hamlin, Taran Killam, Eliza Coupe, Deon Cole, Jimmy Tatro, Dove Cameron, Isla Fisher, Heather Graham and Carol Burnett.

Real, brooding and shockingly alive, ANGIE TRIBECA is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, who executive-produce the critically-acclaimed series along with showrunner Ira Ungerleider. The series, which Vanity Fair calls “very, very funny” and the LA Times describes as an “entertaining joyride,” follows a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.

(Broadway World)


December 5th 2018   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Michael Winterbottom’s Greed starring Steve Coogan wraps production

Today, Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) and Film4 announced they have wrapped production on BAFTA-winning director Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. The film stars Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Steve Coogan (upcoming Stan & Ollie, Alan Partridge, Philomena), alongside Isla Fisher, BAFTA-winner David Mitchell with Sophie Cookson , Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield, Sarah Solemani, Shanina Shaik, Dinita Gohil, Asim Chaudhry, Pearl Mackie, Jonny Sweet, Ollie Locke and Stephen Fry. The satire is co-written by Winterbottom and two-time Emmy Award winner Sean Gray (“Veep,” “The Thick of It”), and is produced by Melissa Parmenter (The Trip film & series, The Look of Love) for Revolution Films and DJ Films’ Damian Jones (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Dad’s Army).

Greed is the fictional story of a retail billionaire, set in the glamorous and celebrity-filled world of luxury fashion, which is centered around the build up to a spectacular 60th birthday party in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos. Sony Pictures International Productions will release the film worldwide in late 2019.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be teaming with Film4 for this picture,” said Laine Kline, Head of Sony Pictures International Productions. “Damian, Melissa and Michael have done an astronomical job assembling a brilliantly talented comic ensemble for this hilarious satire.”

Film4 Head of Creative Ollie Madden adds, “We can’t think of anyone better to take on the excessive world of business moguls and the super-rich than Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan. Together with Sean Gray, a great production team and brilliant ensemble cast, we know they’re going to make something both funny and with a genuine sting in the tail.”

Winterbottom and Coogan are long term collaborators, with the pair most recently working together on the critically acclaimed third instalment of The Trip series, The Trip to Spain co-starring Rob Brydon. The improvised three season comedy series was inspired by Coogan and Brydon’s semi-fictionalized versions of themselves as portrayed in Winterbottom’s A Cock and Bull Story. Their other collaborations include 24 Hour Party People and The Look of Love, both biopics tracking the rise and fall of entertainment moguls.

The film marks the sixth collaboration between Winterbottom and Film4 who have backed an eclectic range of films from the director’s repertoire including Genova, Welcome to Sarajevo, With or Without You, 24 Hour Party People, and The Look of Love.

Laine Kline and Luke Scrase are overseeing for SPIP. Sony Pictures International Productions is the local production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. SPIP’s latest film Slaughterhouse Rulez is currently on release in the UK. SPIP is also in production on an adaption of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

Daniel Battsek and Ollie Madden are overseeing for Film4. Current and forthcoming Film4 releases include Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Steve McQueen’s Widows and Mike Leigh’s Peterloo.

(Channel4.com)


September 15th 2018   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher Set For Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Greed’

Isla fisher has been set to star alongside Steve Coogan and David Mitchell in Greed, the Michael Winterbottom-directed film for Film 4 and Sony International. The film will begin shooting later this year in Europe.

Coogan stars as a self-absorbed retail billionaire. Fisher plays his wife, the only person who truly understands him and all his complexities.

Fisher was just seen in New Line’s Tag, and next stars alongside Zac Efron, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey in Beach Bum.

She’s repped by UTA.

(Deadline)


June 30th 2018   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new invited members (Melissa Etheridge) and 92 Oscar nominees (Daniela Vega, Yance Ford, Timothee Chalamet, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon). Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen from 25 percent in 2015 to 31 percent in 2018. For people of color, the needle moved from 8 percent in 2015 to 16 percent. Not all invitees will accept. (Ryan Coogler, for example, declined.) The new total assuming most accept their invites will be about 8200.

Isla Fisher – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Wedding Crashers”

(Indie Wire)