Fisher joins 'Shopaholic'

By Borys Kit
The Hollywood Reporter
Sept 20, 2007

Isla Fisher (Getty Images photo)

Isla Fisher is ready to go on a shopping spree.

The actress has signed on to star in "Confessions of a Shopaholic," Touchstone's comedy based on the novels by Sophie Kinsella. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing, while P.J. Hogan is on board to direct.

The script, whose most recent draft was written by Tim Firth, centers on a compulsive shopper in Manhattan up to her neck in debt who ironically becomes a financial advice columnist.

"Shopaholic" is the first title of the book series, of which five have been published. In the U.K., where the series originated, the first novel was titled "The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic." Kinsella is the pen name for Madeleine Wickham, a U.K.-based financial journalist.

The production is scheduled to start filming in January.