Hayley   November 29th, 2008  
Sandra Bullock goes from sweet to sour as a cruel publishing exec. Frank Sinatra sings of love. And lie detection is the name of the Fox game.

The Proposal turns film star Sandra Bullock to dark side

Sandra Bullock, too long the lovable and sweet character in movies, is finally getting to play something that rhymes with “witch.”

In The Proposal, opening June 12, she’s a publishing exec who is incessantly cruel to her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) until she finds that her Canadian citizenship is about to get her deported from the USA. A hasty wedding is arranged. And the groom? The assistant who hates her.

Think of it as Green Card crossed with The Devil Wears Prada.

Director Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses) says she has tried to emphasize the comedy in “romantic comedy.”

“They fight but have a hidden chemistry where they think they hate each other. And he hates her. Rightfully so — she’s just horrible,” Fletcher says. “She gets to be a (expletive), a hard woman. She’s tough and doesn’t take any prisoners.” — Anthony Breznican

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