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Writer: Ellen Rapoport Details: pages (June 23, draft) To prepare you for Desperados, one should know that the opening scene. Honestly, Desperados isn’t a terrible script. Instead, it seems like writer Ellen Rapoport is hedging her bets in case, let’s say, financiers decide. Universal Pictures has picked up “Desperados,” a comedy spec from Ellen Rapoport that will act as a potential starring vehicle for Isla Fisher.

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Desperados is the upcoming Universal comedy that will be directed by Betty Thomaslady best known from Alvin and the Chipmunks: Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in rwpoport.

The synopsis that has been floating around for a couple years is: And if you’re not giving people the real you, can you even call the relationship real? It’s hard to create a story based on a relationship when the people in the relationship are never together. In addition to that, she must deal with that disastrous blind date she had the night she met Jared — the occasionally charming Huck — as by the father of all coincidences, he’s taking a vacation at the very same hotel!

In fact, all PR people lie. As previously reported, the three telemovies of this season will be based on three of the most famous works featuring Doyle’s detective. Newer Post Older Post Home. This one is going to be called Desperadosand it tells the story of three female friends who go to Mexico to try and deal with a scathing message one of them left a guy she likes presumably before he can hear it? The script was penned by Ellen Rapoportand Yeah, you read that correctly, this Universal comedy is actually a starring vehicle for Isla Fisherand at this moment we know that the studio is currently looking to fill the other two lead roles.

The Squeakquelso obviously I have enormous faith in this project already. Rapoport has a bit of a reputation for writing raunchy female dialogue and situations, the kind of stuff that would make even the girls of Sex and The City blush.


The script was written by Ellen Rapoport and previously held a spot on the coveted Black List, a compilation of the best, unproduced scripts floating around Hollywood. Ah, the Idiot Plot. The two go out a few times, and against her best friends’ bitchy Brooke and Optimist Kaylie wishes, Wesley has sex with him. Take that as you will.

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When she discovers he’s comatose in a Mexican hospital, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the e-mail before he recovers.

Sources familiar with the situation say that Thomas is planning to accept the offer. Wesley is out there passing judgment on the fucked up shit people do every day. After awhile, it’s clear she’s developing feelings for him, but she ignores them in order to pursue the man she believes she’s supposed to spend the rest of her life with. Since “The Hangover” was essentially a self-contained road movie around the seedier parts of Vegas, the movie should follow the formula quite closely.

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This sounds like her coolest film to date. But she decides to give the penis-bearing ones one last chance. Like The Hangover and last I understand this is an old post but I just wanted to say that I think she stole the idea from this viral video, which is supposedly a true story.

She will take the helm in place of Wayne McClammywho elen in negotiations prior to Thomas’ consideration. Clifford the Big Red Dog launched in and revolves around edsperados adventures of a young girl called Emily Elizabeth and her pet dog Clifford, who just happens to be 25 feet tall, and bright red. I also liked how Rapoport explored the notion of ‘how crazy is crazy?

Trying to capitalize on deseprados films success, the Black Listed screenplay is described as a female-oriented version of The Hangover.

Likely stepping into the vacant director’s position will be Betty Thomaswho last made In his first foray into television, Little Fockers co-writer Larry Stuckey has sold a single-camera project to ABC through Televisionthe television production arm of Management It deeperados of works. The problem is, is that Jared calls a few minutes later, calmly apologizing.


The screenplay was written by Ellen Rapoport. This makes a lot of writers, as well as producers and directors, nervous, because they don’t have their male and female leads together ever. The books have spawned two animated series, while Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment spent several years in development on an animated feature before the rights ended up at Paramount.

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This maybe a revelation to you, but Hollywood Studio PR people lie. In this case, you have Wesley and Jared who, because of the plot machinations, can’t meet up til the end.

Problem is, she hasn’t met him yet, and she’s right on the cusp of that horrible female stage where you become the angry bitter single version of yourself. Isla Fischer is still attached to star to the film.

Wesley, Brooke and Kaylie realize the only way Wesley has a chance of keeping this guy, is if they jet to the Mexican hotel Jared is staying at, break into his room, and delete the e-mail off his computer before he gets back from the hospital. Panicking, she races south of the drsperados with her friends in tow to intercept the email sllen he recovers.

The reasoning des;erados why despetados of the guys falls out of the running is the only time in the script where the writing felt forced.

Many of the Idiot Plot problems could easily be resolved if the story relied a little more on the natural fish-out-of-water humor that comes from a neurotic, decidedly American woman trying to navigate the unfamiliar customs of a foreign country.

Yet she’s the one flying to Mexico to delete an e-mail from a guy who isn’t even officially her boyfriend. I won’t give everything away, but I will say the scene ends with a naked Wesley in the bathroom with a desperadoz 14 year old boy, who are then interrupted by the boy’s mother.