Fresh off his turn as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie has signed on for a role in the political dramatic comedy Our Brand Is Crisis. No details were given regarding the character he's playing.
Sandra Bullock stars as "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a political consultant who often uses famous quotations to get her point across. Scoot McNairy and Billy Bob Thornton also star in this project, which is based on Rachel Boynton's documentary of the same name. That film explored how U.S. political strategists James Carville and Stan Greenberg, who served as consultants to U.S. President Bill Clinton, employed American campaign strategies that helped elect the President of Bolivia.
David Gordon Green is directing from a script by Peter Straughan, with Smokehouse Pictures' George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing and Sandra Bullock executive producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin sometime this fall.
Anthony Mackie recently wrapped production on the crime thriller Triple Nine, and he is currently shooting the Untitled Christmas Eve Project alongside Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Caplan and Jillian Bell. He is also developing an Untitled Jesse Owens Biopic based on the life of legendary track star Jesse Owens.