15 November 2012 11:35 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

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 »

- Nick Martin

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