Isla Fisher News
7:43 PM 6/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
On paper, Now You See Me looks like one heck of a heist thriller. Featuring a terrific cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco as four magicians brought together by a mysterious benefactor, Mark Ruffalo as the rumpled cop hellbent on stopping their dazzling crime spree, and Morgan Freeman as a famous magic debunker who might be working for either side, it gives every appearance of a sleek, tightly written caper, with the added benefit of cool magic tricks thrown into the mix.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Mike Lobell, the veteran producer whose 14-years of persistence helped make the remake Gambit happen, is getting close on three other projects with strong elements. He has re-teamed with former partner, writer/director A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, an ensemble comedy which so far has Project X‘s Oliver Cooper, Shirley MacLaine and Robin Williams attached, with Rob Reiner making a cameo. 4 weeks 19 hours ago via donnieyen
9:30 AM 5/10/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Baz Lurmann’s Great Gatsby is garish and bright, chocked with the bling you hoped he’d throw around like it’s cheap—and it is. His high-budget/low-brow spectacles are perfect for reproducing the moral vacuum of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, and for all its anachronisms, Lurmann’s reproduction couldn’t be more loyal to the text:
feedproxy.google.com – When Vulture first heard that there might be a Bored to Death movie, we got super excited and started spreading the good word — in some cases, breaking the news to folks who might actually be in the movie, should creator Jonathan Ames decide to include their characters. 6 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
1:45 PM 4/21/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
May 3rd the director who “decoded” gaslight melodrama and Shakespeare with uber-modern over-the-top-ness, will perplex and delight with his revisionist play on Fitzgerald. I can’t wait. Ironically, it’s not a subject I love. I don’t have special affections for the book or for director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet), it’s just a perfect storm of form and function, old and new, and every body likes a perfect storm.
12:56 PM 4/4/2013 by Jeff Giles
When Baz Luhrmann announced his plans to mount a new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby -- which, you may recall, had already been turned into a pretty good movie once or twice -- and do it in 3D, no less, it was hard not to wonder what had possessed him.
4:48 PM 12/20/2012 by Jeff Giles
Why, hello there, Leo. Welcome back to heartthrob mode. If you rolled your eyes in derision when you heard the news that Baz Luhrmann was mounting a 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, well, we understand -- Gatsby's been to the big screen before, and in any case, his silk-sheeted tragedy never seemed to be crying out for an added dimension.
3:12 PM 11/21/2012 by Jeff Giles
William Joyce's Guardians of Childhood books are a feat of kid-friendly fiction, a masterful blend of whirlwind action, fantasy, and heartfelt drama. The movie they inspired? Eh, not so much.
feedproxy.google.com – The Jackie Brown pseudo prequel Switch, set to feature John Hawkes and Yasiin "I Was Once Called Mos Def" Bey as fifteen-years-younger versions of Robert De Niro's stony Louis Gara and Samuel L. Jackson's bombastic Ordell Robbie, is now eyeing Isla Fisher as its younger Bridget Fonda character. The film also has Jennifer Aniston .. 30 weeks 6 days ago via jetli