As announced back in May, Sandy is really attached to headline the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed, a biopic on Brownie Wise, the marketing pioneer who created the Tupperware home party strategy that made the brand a household name and opened new professional avenues for women. Sony Pictures announced that Tate Taylor, director of The Help, will write and direct it.
Coming Soon – Though Brownie Wise is frequently remembered as the idealized 1950s housewife, she was in fact a groundbreaking businesswoman who built a social network through which other women could earn their own money and independence. The first woman ever featured on the cover of Business Week, Wise became a popular and famous figure during her time as a marketing executive for Tupperware. However, her own clashes with company founder Earl Tupper, and the circumstances surrounding her exit from the company, underscored the limits of the liberation movement she personified.
“As a writer-director, Tate has the rare and delicate ability to capture both the romanticism and restrictions of a time and place,” says Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. “In this case 1950’s suburban America. His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic. Such was the magic of Brownie Wise. There is no one better than Sandy to play Brownie — they share a fierce bravery and independent spirit.”
“Sandy and I have been trying to work together for years,” adds Taylor. “Finally, I’m very excited to put Tupperware in her hands. This is a collaborative dream come true.”
The film was packaged by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films and Television, who brought the project to the studio. Joining them as producers are Tom Shelly of Steele Mill Productions and Taylor through his Wyolah Films. John Norris and Alex Young will serve as executive producers. Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.
Sandra Bullock is nominated as Choice Movie Actress: Drama at 2014 Teen Choice Awards for her role as Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity.
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Emma Watson, “Noah”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Kristen Bell, “Veronica Mars”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”
You can vote at Teen Choice Awards website (US residents between 13-19 years only) by clicking here. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 10 at 8/7c.
Gravity continues to achieve orbit in Hollywood, capturing top honors for trailer of the year.
The ad for the sci-fi spectacle won Friday night’s Golden Trailer Award, which has been honoring the industry’s best coming attractions since 1999. The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney drama took the Best of Show award, the night’s biggest honor. The trailer, titled “Detached” and featuring a panicked Sandra Bullock drifting into space, also won as best coming attraction for a thriller. – USA Today
The Hollywood Reporter – Bullock is circling to star as trailblazing sales exec Brownie Wise in an untitled project detailing the rise of Tupperware that has The Help director Tate Taylor attached to direct.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV, whose credits range from The Fighter to The Muppets, are producing.
The producers put together the package over the course of several months and hope to find a home for it soon. The likely first stop would be Disney, where the company has its production deal.
The script, which Taylor wrote, is based on Tupperware Unsealed, the non-fiction book written by Bob Kealing. Taylor has met and discussed the project with Bullock, but although the actress has expressed a desire to do it, she is not formally attached.
Tupperware was originally developed by Earl Silas Tupper but took off in the 1950s when sales exec Wise came up with the idea of having Tupperware parties. Soon those get-togethers were sweeping the nation and Wise became as popular as the product she was selling and in 1954 she also became the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week.
Wise, however, clashed with Tupper, who eventually pushed her out in 1958 and tried his best to erase her from the company records. She never recovered from the action and was an early casualty of the sexism wars that were beginning to be fought in post-World War II America.
Finally, I managed to add screen captures of Gravity to our gallery, as well screen captures from the DVD extras. It took me the whole day to proper sort everything, since there’s over 2 hours of extras, with plenty of behind-the-scenes and interviews. Check it by following the previews below:
And finally I have updated the gallery with pictures of Sandra last night at the Academy Awards. She was stunning in a navy blue dress, and sadly, she didn’t win as Best Actress (the award goes to Cate Blanchett), but it was definitely a great award season for Sandy, specially when it goes to her style. She had so many incredible choices and this navy Alexander McQueen gown. Check our gallery for over 200 HQ pictures and you can expect more during the week.