Luciana September 18th, 2012
Due next spring, Feig recently spoke to Playlist contributor Jen Vineyard at the opening night premiere of “Arbitrage,” where the director was celebrating finishing “The Heat” by going to his NYC restaurant, and told us a little about the project, featuring Sandra Bullock and “Bridesmaids” breakout star Melissa McCarthy as an FBI agent and a Boston police officer who team up to take down a Russian mobster, has wrapped.
“On the screen, it’s kind of a street smart Boston cop and Sandra’s like a FBI agent, idolizes [“The Silence Of The Lambs” character] Clarice Starling [played by Jodie Foster in the film], more uptight, and they come together,” he explained of the dynamic between the two disparate characters.
“Melissa and Sandra just got along so well, they became like the best of friends, and the chemistry is so fun, because Sandra in real life is awesome,” Feig said. “She’s got nerdy qualities about her that I love, and that went into the character. And Melissa is tough as nails, and that really played into the characters. Sandra had so much fun, and she was such a fan of Melissa’s that when the script came along and she found out Melissa was into it, it came along really fast. It came to me eight weeks before we started shooting, so we dove in and did some rewrites on it.”
Feig revealed that the film has some great cameos that audiences should look out for, plus the Oscar count is surprisingly high. “Yeah, there are some fun surprises [in the cast],” he said. “Some really good people. Demian Bechir came in. We have three Academy Award nominees and one who has won, obviously, so it makes us seem very classy.”
Luciana July 24th, 2012
A few more pictures of Sandy on set last July 20 in Boston filming “The Heat” has now been added to the gallery. Check it:
Luciana July 23rd, 2012
Sandra Bullock is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. To read more about the ranking, you can check this link.
Sandy is ranked at #11 at Vulture Rankings, #08 at Studio Favorite, #19 at Most Respectable, #05 at Tabloid Target and #21 at International Stars.
It feels like Sandra Bullock has turned a corner in her career, even if she’s yet to fully make good on it. The comedy queen surprised in 2009 when she powered The Proposal to a then-career-best $163 million… and trumped that just a few months later when The Blind Side grossed a staggering $255 million and earned her an Oscar for Best Actress. Yes, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close came along last year to give Bullock two back-to-back films nominated for Best Picture — something no one could have foreseen back in her Two Weeks Notice/Miss Congeniality 2 days — but it hardly felt like Bullock cashing in her new capital.
Instead, it feels like 2013 will be the year that she truly tests her newfound mettle: In addition to starring almost single-handedly in Alfonso Cuaron’s innovative sci-fi film Gravity, she’ll be seen in a big ol’ comedy with Melissa McCarthy, this one manned by Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig instead of Bullock’s usual list of anonymous rom-com directors. Will she still have that shine four years after the biggest year of her life? We think audiences will cut her some slack for taking time off to deal with personal matters (including a messy divorce and a newly adopted son), and the general public seems to agree, since they handed Bullock the highest likeability score on this entire list.
Domestic Box Office: $47,900,000
Overseas Box Office: $36,300,000
Studio Value: 8
Likeability : 84%
Oscars: 1 win
Critics’ Score: 46
Magazine Covers: 14
Tabloid Value: 8
Thanks to Claudia for the heads up!
Luciana July 7th, 2012
As previously posted, Sandy is already shooting her new film “The Heat” and she was caught on set last June 05. I was waiting for some HQ pictures since then, and my friend Marica sent over to us. Check it: