Isla Fisher Joins ‘Jackie Brown’ Prequel ‘Switch’

The actress will portray the younger version of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda in Quentin Tarantino’s original drama.

Isla Fisher joins the Jackie Brown prequel Switch
Isla Fisher joins the Jackie Brown prequel Switch
Isla Fisher is in negotiations to star in the Jackie Brown prequel Switch. If a deal is finalized, she will portray Melanie, a role originally played by Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown.

The story is set 15 years before the events in Jackie Brown, with Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) teaming up to kidnap the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a Detroit real estate developer. Their plan goes awry when the husband refuses to pay up, forcing the duo to rethink their options.

Modern Family's Ty Burrell also stars as a witness to the kidnapping. We reported in February that Dennis Quaid was in talks to play the husband, although he was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his CBS series Vegas.

Daniel Schechter is directing from his own screenplay, adapted from Elmore Leonard's 1978 novel The Switch. No production schedule was released.

Life of Crime was released August 29th, 2014 and stars Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Clea Lewis. The film is directed by Daniel Schechter.

Sources: Variety

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  1. skywise

    Elmore Leonard is one of the best Crime authors out there, I pretty much love everything from him in that genre. Never read any of his westerns. Isla Fisher is gorgeous. Cant wait to see more about this.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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