Bachelorette star Isla Fisher is now negotiating for a role in the directorial debut for Dan Schechter, Switch (or the ‘untitled adaptation’), based on the 1978 novel ‘The Switch’ by Elmore Leonard.
Switch (or the ‘untitled adaptation’) is reportedly the upcoming prequel to Jackie Brown set fifteen years before the events in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film . John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) as younger versions of Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson’s characters Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, who also appear in Leonard’s novel ‘Rum Punch.’
The film has already attached Jennifer Aniston as a kidnap victim and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell as a witness to said kidnapping.
Fisher would play the loyalty-free, manipulative Melanie, younger Bridget Fonda character in Jackie Brown.
Unfortunately, Dennis Quaid has exited the project due to scheduling conflicts with his CBS series ‘Vegas.’
Actually, a more direct adaptation of Leonard‘s original novel than a Tarantino’s movie prequel, Switch (or the ‘untitled adaptation’) is expected to start filming next February.
Fisher will next be seen in Louis Leterrier’s magician-heist tale Now You See Me and as Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which opens on May 10th, 2013.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common—time in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. They’re going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They don’t figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife who’s going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.