Isla Fisher joins the cast of Gore Verbinski's RANGO, starring Johnny Depp

Isla Fisher has joined Johnny Depp and Abigail Breslin in the cast of Gore Verbinski’s animated feature film Rango, the story of “a household pet who goes on a fantastic adventure.” Fisher, who is currently promoting Confessions of a Shopaholic, told MTV Movie News that she will “voice a lizard that Depp’s character encounters on his travels.” Other cast members include Ian Abercrombie and Hemky Madera.

Fisher also talked to MTV about the filmmaking process for Rango. “The entire movie is being acted out live but, rather than serve as a base for motion capture or rotoscoping, the live version will be used to aide the animators in capturing the characters’ movements and facial features,” reports MTV Movie News. “While it’s not uncommon for a camera to be present in a recording booth for just that reason, Fisher seemed to imply that Verbinski’s approach is much more elaborate, something the director has hinted will allow an unprecedented on-screen focus on the actors.” Sounds fascinating!

The Zone thanks Marijose for sharing the news; you can read more about Rango on the Zone’s News & Views forum. Rango is scheduled for release in 2011. –Part-Time Poet

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