Sandra visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on October 29.
Sandra was spotted arriving at office building in Midtown Manhattan, NY on October 29:
According to Indiewire, Sandra will lead an all-female Ocean’s Eleven. The movie will be directed by Gary Ross:
The burgeoning creative partnership between George Clooney and Sandra Bullock that yielded this weekend’s “Our Brand Is Crisis” (in which Bullock stars, Clooney produces, and David Gordon Green directs), is set to kick up a notch in the near future. A new “Ocean’s Eleven” film is in the works, only this time, in line with the recent Hollywood gender-swapping trend, it’s due to feature an all female line-up, with Bullock in the lead, and Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games,” “Seabiscuit,” “Pleasantville”) directing.
Sandra and her boyfriend, Bryan Randall were spotted taking a stroll in New York yesterday, October 28:
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 will be making several TV appearences in order to promote Our Brand Is Crisis:
October, 28: Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon;
October, 29: Live with Kelly and Michael;
October, 29: The Ellen Show.
Our Brand Is Crisis will premiere in Los Angeles today, October 26, 2015. Stay tuned.
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:
Sandra covers the November issue of Glamour US. She talks about fame, co-stars and, of course, her son Louis. You can pick up the November issue of Glamour on newsstands October 13. I’ve added the scans to the gallery
Zoe Kazan: This role was originally written for a man. Is it true you asked to see scripts for male roles?
Sandra Bullock: Yeah. My agent said, “Let’s just start reading the scripts.” She came up with this one. I read it. She goes, “Should we ask them if they’re willing to make it a female?” I said, “Yeah.”
ZK: How did that thought occur to you?
SB: I did as my mother did: I put my blinders on and blazed forward. Sometimes you get a no. But I expect the no. I don’t expect the yes. With this I got very nervous. I didn’t know if George had made this for himself. But the response was “We’re cool with it.” And then the role—I mean, it was so beautifully written for a man. It wasn’t one of those things where you go, “Hmm, how do we change it to a woman?” You just change the sex; that was pretty much it. She’s human. She deals with addiction; she deals with mental illness. She’s brilliant at what she does, and she gets lost in the fact that all she cares about is a win. You look at our world—and back to my son: How do you raise a child to not make it all about the win when all we see in our world is people saying, “In order to have success, you have to win”?
Sandra was spotted chatting with friends at Subway in Sherman Oaks on September 16: