Sandra visited the Today Show on October 28:
Sandra and the cast of Our Brand Is Crisis visited The Ellen Show. The episode aired on October 29:
Sandra attended Our Brand Is Crisis Los Angeles Premiere held at TCL Chinese Theater. She wore J. Mendel dress and Jack Vartanian jewelry. Pictures were added to the gallery:
Sandra Bullock’s latest character, “Calamity” Jane Bodine, is a ruthless political consultant given to rattling off guileful quotes from Sun Tzu and Machiavelli. She’s damn good at her job, tends to pull frat-boy pranks when on a bender and couldn’t care less if she doesn’t have a date lined up. In Hollywood shorthand, she’s as ornery as Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke and wilier than George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven. And if Jane Bodine sounds two steps beyond tomboy, that’s because she was a he in the original script for Bullock’s new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, in theaters Oct. 30. Inspired by pugnacious political hit man James Carville, the role called for a swaggering archetype–Clooney was once attached to the part–which is exactly why Bullock wanted it for herself.
For generations, top actresses fed up with playing the adoring wife or eye candy have bemoaned the relative dearth of meaty roles for women–the kind that bring Meryl Streep awards acclaim on an annual basis. Despite Bullock’s Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side and a worldwide box-office take of nearly $5 billion, she struggled in recent years to find challenging scripts that didn’t ask her to don another spacesuit for a Gravity copycat or play another thorny-on-the-outside but goofy-on-the-inside singleton. Where were all the great roles? Apparently, they were sitting in Clooney’s slush pile. So she asked her agent to start sending her parts written for men.
“I thought of it a couple years ago before I did The Heat, when I was looking for comedies,” Bullock says on a recent morning at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, sipping tea with Our Brand Is Crisis producer Grant Heslov and director David Gordon Green. “I said, ‘I want to do what Jim Carrey’s doing.’ I was looking for something he didn’t want.”
Sandra attended Our Brand Is Crisis Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bervely Hills, CA on October 17, 2015. Pictures were added to the gallery:
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Friday afternoon, the cast of Our Brand Is Crisis stopped by, including Sandra Bullock, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy, Grant Heslov, and David Gordon Green.
“She is complicated, but she is also incredibly brilliant at what she does,” Bullock says of her character in the film–a movie about the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. “She is able to do what she does without her conscience stepping in up to a certain point, and you see what happens when that shift is made when someone gets in and allows her to see the repercussions and the ramifications of what she’s done and she has to look at that. You wonder is she going to look away or is she going to ignore as she always has and keep going through?
What’s up next for the star? Only time will tell! “It was two years before I found this [role] and it might be another two years before I find something else. I don’t know what I am looking for, but I am just looking to get into the car pool lane on time and not get fussed at,” says Bullock, who is mom to son Louis. “That is really my goal right now. If a good role comes along, that is icing on the cake.” – InStyle
Our Brand Is Crisis premiered and had a screening at 2015 TIFF this friday, September 11. Sandra looked absolutely stunning in a David Koma dress and Anita Ko earrings. Pictures were added to the gallery:
Our Brand is Crisis, which will have a debut at 2015 TIFF later this week, got a first trailer and poster. The film is directed by David Gordon Green and is set to be released October 30, 2015. For now, you can check it’s trailer and poster:
Warner Bros. has given an awards-season release date of Oct. 30 to political drama “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.
David Gordon Green directed from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”). The film is an adaptation of the 2005 documentary of the same name, which follows a group of American consultants who accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected. In the upcoming feature, Bullock plays a maverick political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine, who comes out of retirement to lead the team, while Thornton portrays her enemy.
Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd, Reynaldo Pacheco, Dominic Flores, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gomez Berrios and Joaquim de Almeida also star.
Smokehouse Pictures principals George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced, with Bullock, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Stuart Besser serving as executive producers. – Variety
Sandra was spotted filming Our Brand Is Crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, yesterday – November 12, 2014. Pictures were added to the gallery:
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