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Desperados: Betty Thomas to direct

  • Betty Thomas ("Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel") is in talks to direct "Desperados", a road-trip comedy starring Isla Fischer, for Universal Pictures.

  • She will be replacing Wayne McClammy, who was previously attached to direct, but left the project due to creative differences.

Desperados: Wayne McClammy to direct

  • Wayne McClammy is in negotiations to direct the adventure comedy, "Desperados", with Isla Fisher considering to star.

    The story follows a woman who sends an indignant email to her boyfriend, who has gone silent after they have sex, only to discover he's comatose in a Mexican hospital. Panicking, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the email before he recovers.

  • Filming is currently planned to start before the end of the year.