Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
NBC’s Community may be on hiatus, but don’t think for a second that its cast has been slacking off. Not only is production still in full swing, several of the show’s stars have been working on outside projects as well. Gillian Jacobs, for one, has just wrapped Revenge for Jolly! and has a part in this summer’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. She’ll next head to Burt Wonderstone, with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.
Directed by Don Scardino (30 Rock), the comedy centers around a Las Vegas magician (Carell) who finds himself upstaged by a hipper illusionist (Carrey). He then ditches his partner and tries to rediscover his passion for magic. Jacobs is set to play a woman who hooks up with Carell’s character after meeting him at one of his shows. The film already boasts a seriously talented comedic cast, with Brad Garrett, James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi, and Olivia Wilde on board as well, and Jacobs seems like a fantastic addition. Burt Wonderstone is currently shooting in Las Vegas for a 2013 release. [THR]
After the jump, Jacobs’ Revenge for Jolly! co-star Oscar Isaac nabs another new role.
Oscar Isaac may not have reached Jessica Chastain or Channing Tatum levels of ubiquity quite yet, but it looks like he’s on his way. Last year saw him starring in Sucker Punch, Drive, and W.E., he’s got Revenge for Jolly!, Won’t Back Down, and The Bourne Legacy due out this year, and he’s currently filming the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Now he’s lined up Inertia, a Spanish-language action thriller produced by Jaume Collet-Serra and directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Isaac will play an immigrant who witnesses a deadly hit-and-run and decides to chase after the car.
Though Lopez-Gallego’s most recent picture Apollo 18, doesn’t inspire much confidence, his previous Spanish-language effort, El Rey de la montaña, was well received when it hit in 2007. So while this may not be the most promising-sounding project on Isaac’s upcoming slate, hopefully Lopez-Gallego will be able to turn things around. Shooting on Inertia is scheduled to begin this summer. [Variety]