According to The Wrap, Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join Sandra’s latest project Our Brand is Crisis, in which she’ll star and be executive producer, as previously announced.
Fresh off an Emmy nomination for his riveting turn as the villainous Lorne Malvo on FX’s “Fargo,” Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis,” an individual familiar with the Warner Bros. project has told TheWrap.
Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the film, which will co-star their “Argo” actor Scoot McNairy. The movie will be executive produced by Bullock.
A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Our Brand Is Crisis” is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which focused on the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by President Clinton’s former consultants James Carville and Stan Greenberg.
Bullock will play “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant who often quotes famous people to help hammer home her talking points. Details on Thornton’s role were not immediately available.
According to Variety, Scoot McNaity is set to join Sandra in her new project, Our Brand is Crisis, which is scheduled to start filming this October.
Scoot McNairy is set to join Sandra Bullock in the Warner Bros. political dramedy “Our Brand is Crisis.”
David Gordon Green is directing with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through their Smokehouse Pictures banner, with Bullock exec-producing. The film is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Peter Straughan penned the script. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for the studio. Production is set to start this fall.
McNairy has become a favorite at Warners — he starred in “Argo” and is currently shooting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He was also recently seen in the AMC drama “Halt and Catch Fire.”
I’ve updated the gallery and the video archive with Sandy’s appearence at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in 2011. I hope you all enjoy it! You can watch the video on our Video Archive by clicking here.
TV Appearances > TV Shows/Talk Shows > Dec. 18, 2011: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
David Gordon Green, whose Manglehorn plays tonight [Sept 6] in Toronto, is gearing up to start shooting his next film Our Brand Is Crisis in three weeks.
Sandra Bullock will star and executive produce. George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse is producing the Warner Bros project.
The film will shoot in October and November before breaking for December and resuming in January.
“It’s about American political consultants in Bolivia. I just got back from doing some research in Bolivia. It will shoot in New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Bolivia,” Green told Screen. The film will be partially Spanish language.
The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary Our Brand In Crisis.
“I loved it when this came up, it’s a challenging studio movie, I’m up for those kind of efforts. Sandy’s really awesome and wants to make this something distinctive, and once you pull off a Gravity, people let you do something you’re really passionate about. I would love to be the guy that helps big movie stars do stuff like that,” Green says.
He has some experience in that, by recently casting Nicolas Cage in Joe and then Al Pacino in Manglehorn.
Green also recently shot the pilot of Red Oaks for Amazon. – Screen Daily
I’ve updated the gallery with pictures of Sandy arriving at a restaurant in West Hollywood after Chelsea Lately Finale on August 26. Also added some pictures shared on twitter (thanks to @bengleib, @fortunefunny, @heathermcdonald and @JimNorton) from the backstage of the show and screencaps of Chelsea Lately Final Episode. I hope you guys enjoy it!
Public Appearances > 2014 > Aug, 26: Chelsea Lately Final Episode – Backstage
Candid Photos > 2014 > Aug, 26: Arriving at a restaurant in West Hollywood, CA
TV Appearances > TV Shows/Talk Shows > Aug. 26, 2014: Chelsea Lately Final Episode
Sandra Bullock appeared on Chelsea Lately Live Finale which aired yesterday, August 26. You can watch a clip of Sandra’s participation on EOnline, by clicking here!
We have a new Video Archive online. It’s not fully up yet, so I hope you guys can be patient about that. I’ve already added videos from Sandra’s latest appearences at Guys Choice Awards (huge thanks to Kizzy) and AFI LifeAchievement Awards and will be adding more as soon as possible. If you have any requests, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
After her success in “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock is again orbiting a Warner Bros. project.
Sources tell Variety that Warners has greenlit the political dramedy “Our Brand is Crisis,” which Bullock has committed to star in with David Gordon Green set to direct. The film is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Bullock had been linked to the project as far back as awards season, but was still weighing her options. Insiders say that following a meeting with Green, who has been in the mix for the directing job for some time, the actress was convinced to join the project on the strength of his vision.
Bullock will also exec produce with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through their Smokehouse Pictures banner. Peter Straughan penned the script. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing the project for the studio.
Bullock is currently attached to the Sony pic “Tupperware Unsealed” which revolves around the inventor of Tupperware. Tate Taylor is on board to helm. Green’s most recent film “Manglehorn,” starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter, will premiere at the Toronto Film Fest.
Green and Bullock are both repped by CAA. – Variety
Director Tate Taylor mentioned Tupperware Movie and Sandy while talking to The Hollywood Reporter:
Meanwhile, Taylor also dished on the Tupperware movie he’s working on with Sandra Bullock, whom he met with longtime friend Octavia Spencer the same way Spencer did — through his work as a production assistant on A Time to Kill.
Taylor cautioned that the project, which Sony recently picked up, is still in its early stages, saying, “I’ve gotta write it!”
“It’s a wonderful project about Brownie Wise, the woman that basically, as I say, she leaned in 20 years before Sheryl Sandberg was even born, and she started a revolution for women in the workplace by selling Tupperware, and it’s a story of her life but not a biopic of her life, it’s inspired by her life,” Taylor explained. “I went to Sandy [Bullock] and gave her my pitch for it and she said, ‘This sounds great, let’s do it.’ And luckily Sony Pictures and Amy Pascal said [they were onboard].”
TheWrap announced on December 2013 that Sandra Bullock was in early talks to star Our Brand is Crisis, produced by her Gravity co-star George Clooney. According to recent news by Project Casting, filming is scheduled to start September 29th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Neither Sandy or her publicist have confirmed yet, but since the first announcement by TheWrap no one else was rumored to take the role she is rumored to be attached to, so let’s hope this is true!
Sandra Bullock is teaming up with George Clooney for the upcoming movie “Our Brand is Crisis“.
It was reported in December of last year that Oscar winner Sandra Bullock was in talks to star in the political comedy “Our Brand is Crisis“. Now, pre-production is ramping up in Louisiana and producers are hiring crew members to work on the upcoming feature film.