Shop talk: Fisher joins 'Shopaholic'


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.

Jason Reed is overseeing for the studio. Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Chad Oman and Mike Stenson are executive producing.

Fisher, known for her work in "Wedding Crashers," next appears in "Definitely, Maybe," with Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz and Abigail Breslin. She is repped by CAA and Mosaic Media.