Entertainment Weekly gave us this week, in order of their Fall Movie Preview magazine issue, the first look of Sandy in Our Brand is Crisis.
Sandra stars in this drama as political strategy “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a role originally written for her Gravity costar George Clooney. “About two and a half years ago I put out feelers saying, “I’m not reading anything I’m excited about,'”, Bullock says. “‘Are there any male roles out there that [the filmmakers] don’t mind switching to female?'”
Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov had been developing a script “suggested by” the 2005 documentary Our Brand is Crisis, about a group of American political consultants hired by former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada to help him get reelected. After Bullock reached out to Clooney, they decided to flip the gender of the lead role. “That character, Bodine, is basically a female Karl Rove,” Bullock says. “She’s brilliant at the devious side of politics.”
Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd costar as consultants who lure Bodine out of retirement; Billy Bob Thornton plays a rival campaign strategist. “Its all about the win for them, and probably not for the right reasons,” says Bullock. Consider this prep for next year’s US presidential race. “Timing was very important with this movie,” says director David Gordon Green. “Its going to start a lot of conversations.” Our conversation starter: Why in the hell isn’t anyone writing decent (female) roles for Sandra Bullock? – Clark Collis
You will find the full HQ scan in our gallery, plus the single picture added as the fist Our Brand is Crisis movie still. Enjoy!
Sandra made an appearance on Ellen Degeneres this Monday (18) to promote her new film Minions. She talked also about Louis and the present he gave to her on Mother’s Day, a song like ‘There was a mom I love so much and Sandy was her name-o.’ You can watch the whole interview below:
I have scans from People ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ Issue, that hit stands today. It features a great interview and a beautiful new photoshoot. Check it:
People – Despite being in “princess mode” while shooting for this year’s cover story, Bullock, 50, insists she just laughed when she heard about the honor. “No, really. I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous,’ ” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve told no one.”
Instead the Oscar winner, who voices a supervillain in the upcoming movie Minions, has found beauty in her role as mom to her 5-year-old son, Louis, adding that their life together is a constant reminder of what’s important.
“Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that,’ ” she explains. “No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”
They also have up a video compilation with Sandy’s roles, to prove she’s not only the most beautiful, but also the most fun!
Check back this weekend for proper scans.
The August issue of Vanity Fair Italy has a four-pages article celebrating Sandy’s 50 anniversary. Check scans in our gallery:
The last issue of People Magazine brings a very nice article about Sandy and Warren Easton, the public charter high school in New Orleans that she adopted after the Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Her donations have helped rebuild the campus, fund scholarships for graduates, pay for athletic equipment and band uniforms and open a health clinic.
No one ever talks about the good. If you are ever wondering about how good life is and can be, you can come to Warren Easton. These kids have been working a couple of jobs, some come from hard places, but every time they walk under that roof, they know they’re cared for, they’re admired for what they can bring to the table.
A lovely picture illustrate the article, and you can find both in our gallery: