Isla Fisher is in talks to star in new magician heist thriller Now You See Me. The Wedding Crashers star will join Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent in the film about The Four Horsemen, a team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off daring bank heists during their performances and shower their audience with the profits. Isla is in negotiations to play Henley, a master technician who builds the contraptions needed to create the illusions, Variety reports. Amanda Seyfried had previously been linked to the role. Jesse will play the arrogant but genius leader of the Four Horsemen, Mark will play the head of the FBI team investigating the heists, Morgan will play a former magician and Melanie one of the federal agents. Louis Leterrier is directing from a script by Edward Ricourt and Boaz Yakin. Isla is currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, in which she plays Myrtle Wilson, a married woman who has an affair with Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).
Isla Fisher is eyeing “Desperados,” a feature comedy described as a female-oriented “Hangover.”
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 is being developed at Universal by Mark Gordon (“2012”) and Jason Blum, one of the producers behind the surprise horror hit “Paranormal Activity.” It was written by Ellen Rapoport.
Fisher, the Australia-raised fiancee of “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen, last starred in “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” She made her breakthrough as a twisted bridesmaid in 2005’s “Wedding Crashers.”
Hello there! Well, Isla-Fisher.org now has a new site layout & a new gallery layout. We hope you like them both! We are working on getting all the pages redone so bare with us. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago Isla attended the Feeding America’s Rock A Little, Feed A Lot Benefit Concert, previews & gallery links below:
106 x Public Appearances > 2009 > Feeding America’s Rock A Little, Feed A Lot Benefit Concert – 09.29.09
The “Bruno” LA Premiere was last night & Isla attended it and looked beautiful. I’ve added some pictures of her at the premiere, check back because I’m sure we’ll be adding a bunch more.
091 x Public Appearances > Premieres > “Bruno” LA Premiere – 06.25.09