Isla Fisher is joining Fox 2000’s spy comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
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Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are already cast in the film, which follows a suburban couple who discover their picture-perfect new neighbors are actually undercover spies. Galifianakis and Fisher play the couple, while Hamm plays one of the spy neighbors.
“Adventureland” helmer Greg Mottola is directing from a script by Mike LeSieur. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.
Fisher, who broke out opposite Vince Vaughn in “Wedding Crashers,” was last seen in “The Great Gatsby” and “Now You See Me.”
She is currently filming “Grimsby” opposite real life husband Sacha Baron Cohen and is represented by CAA and Mosaic.
The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.
Check out the trailer for Isla’s movie “Life of Crime”! I’m really looking forward to seeing this!
Hello! Isla attended the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She looked beautiful! I’ve added some pictures of her at it to the gallery. More will be added shortly. Previews and gallery link below:
001 x Public Appearances > 2014 > 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – 01.18.14
EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse continues to refine its micro-budget genre formula, and it looks like one evolving factor is the casts are getting better. Jason Blum’s division is negotiating with Isla Fisher, Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons to star in Visions, a Kevin Greutert-directed thriller that Blumhouse International is selling at AFM. In the Lucas Sussman-scripted film, a pregnant woman joins her husband at his vineyard home and begins to have unsettling visions that get increasingly more realistic and terrifying.
Fisher’s coming off Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Barkin is starring with Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez in the Roberto Duran pic Hands Of Stone, and Big Bang Theory‘s Parsons wrapped Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. They are all repped by CAA. Barkin is additionally repped by Untitled after she signed there last week.
The mini-studio confirmed a second movie is being planned after the international box office grosses for the summer sleeper hit surpassed its domestic take.
Lionsgate is working on a sequel to the Summit Entertainment hit movie Now You See Me.
As the magician heist film continues to outperform more pricey tentpoles at the international box office, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts Friday that production on the sequel is penciled in for 2014.
Feltheimer predicted Louis Leterrier’s caper-thriller will reach the $275 million mark in worldwide box office grosses.
Now You See Me has so far pulled in $115.6 million since its Memorial Day weekend debut, and $119.3 million at the international box office to date.
Internationally, the sleeper hit has yet to open in China, Australia and Japan.
The mid-price comedy thriller sees Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson play gifted magicians drawn into a bank robbery.
Lionsgate is projecting that the international take for the Summit film will exceed $150 million.
The mini-studio isn’t indicating yet whether a screenwriter has been attached to the Now You See Me sequel.
Lionsgate also touted foreign pre-sales for Now You See Me, which could prove highly profitable given the original film cost $75 million to produce.
“This is a perfect example of how we’re benefiting from the unique international infrastructure of output deals, joint ventures and self-distribution we’ve set in place to maximize value and minimize risk,” Feltheimer told analysts during a morning call on Friday after the release of Lionsgate’s latest financial results late Thursday.
In Russia, for example, where Lionsgate licensed Now You See Me to West Company as part of an existing output deal, the Summit pic has brought in $20 million in box office so far.
In Latin America, by contrast, Lionsgate distributed Now You See Me through its IDC joint venture, a partnership between Summit and NuVision founder Pedro Rodriguez.
“The film will gross nearly $25 million at the box office and will generate a profit more than three times greater than had we sold it for a minimum guarantee,” Feltheimer said.