Sandra Bullock is ranked #4 at Vulture’s Most Valuable Stars of 2014 list. The value of a contemporary movie star is determined by factores such as box office numbers, social media buzz, increasing foreign strength and critical respect:
Matthew McConaughey, Sandra’s costar in A Time to Kill and long time friend was honored with 28th American Cinematheque Award. She didn’t attend the cerimony but sent a taped message which included a poem she wrote:
A parade of McConaughey’s costars, past (Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon) and present (Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway from next month’s sci-fi epic “Interstellar”) introduced loosely themed clip packages of the 22 years he has spent acting. There were also videotaped well-wishers, including director Richard Linklater, who gave McConaughey his first signature role in “Dazed and Confused,” and Sandra Bullock, who recited a poem she wrote that boasted many memorable stanzas, including: “Thank you for your friendship, your loyalty and your trust / And thank you for reminding me it’s OK to have a smaller bust.” – LA Times
According to The Wrap, Joaquim de Almeida – known for Fast Five – and Zoe Kazan – known for What If – joined Sandra in Our Brand Is Crisis.
“Fast Five” star Joaquim de Almeida is set to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis,” which has also added “What If” star Zoe Kazan to its strong ensemble cast, TheWrap has learned.
“Our Brand Is Crisis” is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, 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, while de Almeida will play Castillo, the former president of Bolivia who’s running for president for the second time in 15 years. No friend to the poor working class, Castillo is cold, aloof and completely out of touch with the common man — but he’s also also suffering from dementia, which sometimes leaves him confused.
Kazan has landed a supporting role as a young woman who digs up dirt on political candidates.
Peter Straughan (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”) wrote the script, and Warner Bros. executives Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste will oversee the project for the studio. Production will start this fall.
More news on Our Brand Is Crisis! According to Variety, Ann Dowd (known for the TV Series, The Leftovers) joined the cast. There’s no further information about her role.
Also, according to El Nuevo Dia, Sandy and George Clooney will be shooting in Puerto Rico next month!
Besides Clooney and Bullock, the bolivian actor Reynaldo Pacheco is also in the film. It was Pacheco who revealed in an interview that production would move to Puerto Rico during the month of October. (Ps.: Translated from spanish. Sorry if there’s any mistakes, I’m not a native spanish speaker)
Thanks to DailyMail, there’s few more pictures of Sandy on the set of Our Brand Is Crisis on September 22 in New Orleans, LA:
She is a quintessential brunette, known for her glossy brown mane. But Sandra Bullock is lightening up for her role in new film Our Brand Is Crisis.
The 50-year-old debuted her blonde locks on the set of the George Clooney-produced film in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday. The Oscar winner looked gorgeous with the lighter ‘do, which softened her strong features.
At one point, Sandra wore a white T-shirt, grey cardigan and jeans as she made her way to set. She added a youthful touch with white trainers and tied her hair in a half updo.
Later, she was spotted in business attire, showing off her slender frame in black trousers and a grey blazer, shielding her eyes with clear-rimmed sunglasses.
The actress is playing retired political consultant Jane Bodine in the dramedy, directed by David Gordon Green. The film is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, and looks at American political campaign strategies in Bolivia. Sandra is re-teaming with her Gravity co-star Clooney, who will produce the film. – DailyMail
THR has announced a few days ago that Anthony Mackie (known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier) joined Sandra in her upcoming project Our Brand Is Crisis. Also, La Razon, a bolivian magazine, announced that Reynaldo Pacheco, a bolivian actor, would also join the cast. According to the magazine, he will play Eddie Camacho, a character which will be representing the Bolivian people.
Anthony Mackie, who soared as Sam “The Falcon” Wilson in one of this year’s biggest films, has closed a deal to join Our Brand is Crisis, the political dramedy starring Sandra Bullock.
David Gordon Green is directing the Warner Bros. film, which is based on the 2005 doc Our Brand Is Crisis. The story focuses on the use of U.S. political campaign strategies in South America. Halt and Catch Fire’s Scoot McNairy recently joined the cast.
Peter Straughan wrote the script, and George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing through their Smokehouse Pictures banner. Bullock will executive produce, and Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for the studio. Production is slated for the fall. – THR
Sandra was spotted filming Our Brand Is Crisis today (September 22, 2014) in New Orleans, Louisiana:
The blonder, the better.
Well, that may not always be the case. But by the looks of it, Sandra Bullock looks pretty good with her newly lightened tresses—although Sandra can pull off pretty much any hair color with ease.
The 50-year-old was spotted on set in New Orleans, Louisiana Monday afternoon sporting a dirty blond look. The actress ditched her naturally dark locks to play the role of a retired American political consultant in the George Clooney-produced comedy Our Brand Is Crisis.
But this is not the first time that Sandra has lightened up for a movie role. You may recall that she went blond for her Oscar-winning role in The Blind Side in 2009 to play the character of Leigh Anne Tuohy. And that same year, Sandra dyed her hair honey blond for the comedy All About Steve. – EOnline
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.”
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