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June 2nd 2015   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Last year Isla guest starred in the resurrected Arrested Development – the show is now set to continue next year, and we’ll keep you updated as to whether Isla will continue her involvement …

More ‘Arrested Development’ Coming to Netflix in Mid-2016, Says Producer Brian Grazer

Production will start early next year, he told the “Adam Carolla Show” Tuesday

There will definitely be more “Arrested Development,” and sooner rather than later, according to Brian Grazer.

The super-producer shared the news on Tuesday’s “Adam Carolla Show” podcast. Grazer said he spoke with Fox Studios on Monday, and everyone is on board. As a matter of fact, Grazer told Carolla that he broke the news to Mitch Hurwitz from the popular podcast’s greenroom.

“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” he told Carolla. Production is slated to begin after Jan. 1.

Fans can expect new episodes “four months after that,” Grazer added.

The producer previously revealed that 17 episodes were in the works for the show that Netflix revived in 2013.

“Arrested Development” originally ran for three seasons on Fox from 2003-06.

Carolla tends to record his podcasts the evening before they post.

The Wrap

October 26th 2014   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Back in May it was reported that Isla had joined the cast of Aussie film The Dressmaker. Inside Film now report that she has had to drop out of the film, and will be replaced by Sarah Snook:

The Dressmaker rolls

Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving star in The Dressmaker, a tale of love, revenge and haute couture now shooting at Docklands Studios.

The ensemble cast includes Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook.

There have been two changes in the cast since it was first anounced in Cannes. Elizabeth Debicki dropped out to play the lead in the Foxtel drama The Kettering Incident, replaced by Sacha Horler. And Isla Fisher dropped out and Sarah Snook took her role.

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May 18th 2014   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

CANNES: Liam Hemsworth Joins Kate Winslet on ‘The Dressmaker’

Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Isla Fisher (“The Great Gatsby”) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”) are set to join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis (“Husbands & Wives”) in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s “The Dressmaker.”

Embankment is selling international territories and co-represents the U.S. with CAA.

Principal photography starts in Australia in October.

Winslet plays an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother. Although ostracized, as an exponent of the most stunning 1950s haute couture inspired by Madame Vionnet and Balenciaga, she liberates and empowers the town’s women with her quick wit and beautiful clothing. She unexpectedly finds love and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who wronged her.

Moorhouse (“Proof,” “How to Make an American Quilt”), who directs her script adaptation of the eponymous novel by Rosalie Ham, said: “Kate Winslet is perfect for Tilly. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and deeply mysterious on screen. Judy Davis is amongst the great contemporary actresses and she will bring powerful wit and charm to the role of Molly. Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with.”

Working with Moorhouse will be director of photography Don McAlpine (“Moulin Rouge!”), costume designer Tim Chappel (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”), production designer Roger Ford (“Chronicles of Narnia”) and editor Jill Bilcock (“Moulin Rouge!”).

“The Dressmaker” is produced by Sue Maslin (“Japanese Story”) through Film Art Media, and the film has been financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, Fulcrum Media Finance, White Hot Productions, Film Victoria, Soundfirm and developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

The film is also financed by Ingenious Senior Film Fund, represented by Gavin Poolman and Michael Shyjka, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures in its home territory.


February 2nd 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The Hollywood Reporter report that Isla is being considered for a role in upcoming comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, alongside Tina Fey and Jason Bateman:

Tina Fey Joining Jason Bateman in ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Tina Fey continues to shape her post-30 Rock acting slate, entering negotiations to star alongside Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the book by Jonathan Tropper.

Shawn Levy is directing the movie and producing along with Paula Weinstein.

Tropper wrote the script, which centers on a man (Bateman) whose father dies and tasks his dysfunctional family comprised of four grown siblings with one last request: to spend seven days following the funeral together under the same roof for first time in a decade.

If a deal comes together, Fey will play Bateman’s older sister, a woman who is married and whose first love now has brain damage.

The project, which is eyeing a production start in June in New York, also is casting other female roles: Bateman read actresses Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for the part of the romantic lead, but no decision has been made. Kathryn Hahn is looking likely to play Bateman’s sister-in-law.

Fey is expected to segue into the role after she wraps shooting a leading role in Disney’s The Muppets…Again!, the sequel to The Muppets, which is currently shooting in Europe.

Fey is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Ziffren Brittenham.

The Hollywood Reporter

May 5th 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Recent reports have been announcing Jessica Chastain as joining the cast of Iron Man 3, but apparently Isla was also considered for the part. While Chastain was the studios original choice, at one point it seemed she may not be able to take it due to scheduling conflicts, which is when Marvel started talks with other actresses, including Isla. Chastain’s schedule conflicts have now been resolved, and she is able to take the role. Read the original article from Deadline below, and I’ve also added this information to our Rumoured Roles page.

I’m told that Jessica Chastain is back in the mix to play a starring role opposite Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3. The role is a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark. Chastain, who last year starred in The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter and The Debt, was originally offered the role but it looked like she was going to be preoccupied making a movie with Joel Edgerton and Samantha Morton. I think that movie was The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. She also had scheduling issues involving the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Sony Pictures film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

Marvel then began lining up meetings with actresses like Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton and Isla Fisher. But all that has changed as Chastain’s movie has been pushed, the Bin Laden scheduling was worked out, and it looks like she’s going to get the role after all. She will join Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and potentially Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley in the third installment of the Iron Man trilogy, this one directed by Shane Black. Chastain is repped by CAA and Mosaic.

April 1st 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Deadline reports that Isla is one of 8 actresses being considered for the lead role opposite Johnny Depp in a re-make of The Thin Man. The Thin Man centers around Nick Charles, a detective turned socialite, as he and his wife Nora are drawn into the investigation of a murder.

We’ll cross our fingers for role Isla, and keep you posted here on any further news on this!

Rob Marshall next week begins meetings to find who’ll play Nora in the Billy Ray-scripted Warner Bros remake of The Thin Man. Here are the named I’m hearing who are interested in cavorting with Johnny Depp, who’ll play the tipsy socialite-turned-sleuth Nick Charles: Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher. This one should be fun!

August 22nd 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Whilst doing a little search for Isla on Twitter, I came across a link to the article posted below about a possible Wedding Crashers sequel. Both of the sources (the website and the “eye witness”) are highly suspicious and not what I’d call at all trustworthy, but it’s still interesting to read about the possibility of a sequel. If there IS any further news on this be sure we’ll keep you updated here as reliably as possible!

Isla Fisher hints at Wedding Crashers 2

It has been suggested that there could well be a follow up to the hit 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers after one of the movies stars, Isla Fisher was overheard talking about the possibility of a sequel. The movie would be a definite hit after the success of Wedding Crashers.
An eye witness explained, “I’m a massive fan of Isla Fisher and when I saw her I couldn’t help but “accidentally” overhear her conversation and she was saying something about being offered the chance to return for Wedding Crashers 2 but she didn’t go into details about it.”

Wedding Crashers, which also starred Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, made $283 million worldwide and a sequel would obviously be very profitable. However, the storyline would be a stumbling block as the main characters crash weddings to pick up girls but both men ended up with their dream girl at the end of the movie. If Wedding Crashers 2 does get the go ahead, do not expect to see it before 2015.

June 23rd 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla is apparently in talks to star in the pregnancy comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting.

Vulture broke the news on Tuesday:

We’re also told by knowledgeable sources that Lionsgate has set Isla Fisher for a part that had been offered to Bridesmaids co-writer and star Kristen Wiig, who passed owing to her rigorous Saturday Night Live commitment this fall. The studio is also said to be in negotiations with The Office and Hangover II star Ed Helms to play one of the expectant fathers, and similarly, we’re told that Lionsgate has been eager to recruit another TV star in Matthew Morrison, but his incredibly tight schedule for Glee and his current tour in support of his solo album means it’s not likely he’ll be able to make his schedule work.

As you might expect, What to Expect follows six couples of varying ages and backgrounds in the run-up to delivery of their babies, in a manner very similar to New Line Cinema’s ensemble confections like He’s Just Not That Into You and Valentine’s Day. (Or, as one wag put it to Vulture, “We’ve been calling it He Was That Into You, So Much So That He Knocked You Up.”) posted more information yesterday, and also spoke to Ed Helms’ reps who said that he is not involved in this movie.

Based on the perennially popular advice book for the soon-to-be-parents, the film, penned by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach, will follow the template that’s proven so popular in the likes of “Valentine’s Day” and “He’s Just Not That Into You,” following half-a-dozen couples all preparing to bring new life into the world. Cameron Diaz has been set for the lead for a while now, and last night Jennifer Lopez looked to be getting in on the action as well. Now Vulture, who seemed to have the Lopez scoop before Deadline, also suggests that two names familiar from recent comic hits are joining the film as well.

As well as Lopez, the site suggests that Isla Fisher, who somehow hasn’t quite become the giant star she looked to be after “Wedding Crashers” (we can all blame “Confessions of a Shopaholic” for that one), is set for a supporting role, and that Ed Helms, who’s had a colossal hit with “The Hangover Part II,” is in talks to play one of the expectant fathers.

However, the studio and director Kirk Jones (”Nanny McPhee”) haven’t had their way with everyone: “Bridesmaids” star Kristen Wiig was the first choice for Fisher’s role, but the actress passed owing to her commitments to the next season of “Saturday Night Live”—which answers at least one of the questions we were asking last week, as to why Wiig hasn’t yet capitalized on the success of her giant smash hit. Similarly, and despite what Deadline reported yesterday, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison was being courted for a part, but supposedly his commitments to that show, and to the promotion of his solo album, look unlikely to make that work.

It’s a little fishy in both those cases, considering that Helms is tied to “The Office” for the next season as well, but still seems to be involved (and the actor managed to shoot “The Hangover Part II” while remaining involved in the show)—it seems likely that Wiig, at the very least, simply wasn’t keen. And we’re not surprised: playing comic relief to Cameron Diaz would have been a waste of her talents.

Filming begins in four weeks, and Lionsgate has already bagged the “Bridesmaids” slot next summer, with the film opening on May 11, 2012, so we’d expect to see the rest of the cast come together shortly.