Sandra Bullock returns to the big screen this weekend with Our Brand Is Crisis, portraying a political campaign strategist, a role that was originally written for her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The actor stayed on to produce that film, and now they are re-teaming for another gender-swapping project, with Sandra Bullock attached to take on George Clooney's lead role in an all-female remake of his 2001 hit Ocean's Eleven. The Playlist reports that this Ocean's Eleven reboot has been in the works for over a year, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) signing on to direct.
The project reportedly came together last fall, originated by Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney, director Steven Soderbergh and producer Jerry Weintraub. The trio have enlisted screenwriter Olivia Milch (Queen & Country) to tackle the script, which she has been working on for several months. There was speculation the project might have been delayed, after producer Jerry Weintraub passed away this summer, but the site reports that Olivia Milch has handed in a draft of the screenplay and the project is still very much in the works.Read More
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist "Calamity" Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), now coaching the opposition. But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability - both on and off the campaign trail - Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers.
Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, Our Brand Is Crisis reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters. The drama also stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five), Ann Dowd (Side Effects, HBO's The Leftovers), Scoot McNairy (Gone Girl, Argo) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks).Read More
While we originally met the Minions working under Steve Carell's Gru in Despicable Me, their first boss was actually an evil woman by the name of Scarlet Overkill. USA Today has the first two images of this wicked wench, as portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock. Take a look below.
Minions takes us back to the very beginning of existence for these henchmen. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters, from T. rex to Napoleon, the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.Read More
Billy Bob Thornton is in negotiations to join Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy in the Warner Bros. dramatic comedy Our Brand Is Crisis.
The project is based on Rachel Boynton's documentary of the same name, which followed James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to U.S. President Bill Clinton, who used American political campaign strategies during an election in Bolivia. No details were given for Billy Bob Thornton's role, although The Wrap reports Sandra Bullock is playing a character named "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant who often utilizes famous quotes to accentuate her talking points.Read More
Just a few weeks after Sandra Bullock was cast as the lead in Our Brand Is Crisis, Scoot McNairy has joined the cast. No details have been released for the characters Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy are playing.
The project is based on the 2006 documentary of the same name, which explores how American political campaign techniques are being used in South America. The documentary, directed by Rachel Boynton, centered on U.S. campaign strategists who helped elect the president of Bolivia, and the aftermath that followed.Read More
Sandra Bullock has committed to star in the political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis for Warner Bros. and director David Gordon Green.
The actress has been circling the project since awards season, but she has been weighing other options as well. Variety reports that she was convinced to join the project after meeting with David Gordon Green, based on the strength of his vision.Read More
Sandra Bullock is teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Help director Tate Taylor for an adaptation of Bob Kealing's non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed, which focuses on marketing pioneer Brownie Wise.
Brownie Wise created the Tupperware home party strategy that helped make the company a household name, while creating new professional opportunities for women. She was the first woman ever to be featured on the cover of Business Week magazine, although she often clashed with the company's founder, Earl Tupper, which lead to her eventual exit, and underscored the liberation movement she helped personify.Read More
Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy are on fire in the outrageously funny comedy The Heat. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected...buddies. The Heat exploded at the box office with over $218 million worldwide, and now its coming home on Blu-ray and DVD, available October 15. To celebrate this release, we caught up with director Paul Feig. Watch our exclusive interview as he talks about his own career as an actor, the differences between the rated and unrated cuts, and how he managed to get Kaitlin Olson in for a cameo despite the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia having just given birth.
Before The Heat, Paul Feig's had big screen success with another female-driven comedy, Bridesmaids, also starring Melissa McCarthy. Writer/producer/director/actor Paul Feig has worn many hats throughout his enduring showbiz career. From teenage standup to high-profile Hollywood player, his unique perspective always seems to offer something fresh and innovative.Read More