The long gestating political comedy OUR BRAND IS CRISIS is slowly building some steam. Based on the 2005 documentary by Rachel Boynton, the story follows a political consultant who goes to South America to help with the local election and realizes how corrupt it really is.
George Clooney was previously attached to star but it appears he’s passed the mantle onto his “Gravity” buddy Sandra Bullock, which means the role will be changed to a female lead. The first thing that comes to my mind is “Veep” and if the movie has even the tiniest bit of charm that comedy has, than we’ll be in business. I wouldn’t be surprised if Clooney ended up playing a small role though.
Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) wrote the script that Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce. No director has been set at this time.
From “The Heat” to “Gravity”, it’s been a pretty great year to be Bullock. She’s currently doing voice work for the upcoming “Despicable Me” spin-off “Minions.”
She is repped by CAA.