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Pajiba Exclusive: Isla Fisher and Ashton Kutcher Set for The Makedown

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 10, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 10, 2009 |

Two of the most magnificent redheads in Hollywood, Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, had their breakthrough roles in 2005 (Fisher in Wedding Crashers and Adams in Junebug). For a while there, they were perhaps not just equally beloved, but often confused for one another (quick: without looking it up, which one starred in Talladega Nights?). Of course, in the end, Adams went one way (Doubt, Charlie Wilson’s War, Enchanted, Julie and Julia) while Fisher went in a completely different direction (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Hot Rod, Definitely, Maybe).

And despite displaying a modicum of actressin’ talent in The Lookout, it nevertheless looks as though Isla Fisher will continue down the same silly-premised romantic-comedy path. According to our inside source, The Hollywood Cog, Fisher has signed on to The Makedown, alongside Ashton Kutcher, for Mandalay Pictures (this, of course, is not a surprise for Kutcher, who has never made anything but these blandly fluffy films).

The Makedown, based on Gitty Daneshvari’s chick-lit novel of the same name, is about Anna Norton (Fisher), who was at the bottom of the social totem pole in high school — she was fat, slovenly, and constantly tormented by her peers. However, she grows up nice (she turns into Isla Fisher, after all) and procures herself a handsome boyfriend (Kutcher). However, Norton’s persistent insecurity compels her to give her boyfriend a secret reverse makeover, so he doesn’t see her inner fatty and leave her for someone else.

Simply put, it sounds like a movie that Ashton Kutcher would star in and, unfortunately, that Isla Fisher would continue to lower herself to be in. I guess all the prestige roles for lovely redheads went to Amy Adams.

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