Warner Bros. and Paramount are eyeing Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for the feature version of post- 9/11 drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” with Scott Rudin producing.
Warners, the lead studio on the project, indicated it has made offers to the thesps but is not yet in formal negotiations. And the studios have not yet greenlit the project. The Jonathan Safran Foer novel, set in 2003, centers on a 9-year-old boy who finds a key in a vase that belongs to his father — who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — and searches to find the lock that goes with it. It was one of the first American novels to incorporate the Sept. 11 events into the plot.
Rudin has been developing the project since 2005, when “Extremely Loud” was published. Eric Roth has adapted the novel and Stephen Daldry is attached to direct.
Should Bullock sign on, it would be her first role since “The Blind Side.” Hanks will next be seen opposite Julia Roberts in U’s comedy-drama “Larry Crowne,” which he also directed and produced.
Sandra Bullock is offering words of welcome as her ex-husband Jesse James prepares to move to her adopted hometown in Texas.
“I support Jesse in his move to Austin,” the Oscar winner, 46, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story. “We have both moved on with our lives and only want the best for each other. Anything else that is said on my behalf is inaccurate.”
For Bullock, moving on includes finalizing her adoption of 8-month-old son Louis on Aug. 13 surrounded by friends and her sister Gesine in a New Orleans courtroom. “She is so in love with her child,” says a source.
As for motorcycle CEO James, 41 – who recently stepped out in Las Vegas with LA Ink star Kat Von D. – he too is starting to move on in the wake of the cheating scandal that led to his June divorce from Bullock, according to a James source.
“I think he’s starting to grasp reality a bit more,” says the source, “and the realization that it’s going to take a lot longer and a lot more than he thought to bring things back to what they were.”
For much more on this story, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Added the first two pictures I found of Sandy accepting the the Choice Movie Actress: Drama award onstage during the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. More will be added asap.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2010 > August 08th – 2010 Teen Choice Awards – Show
Edit: New HQ pictures added!
Remember that new pictures will be added to our new gallery. I’m still moving the old content to the new one, and I won’t pretend to add anything more to the older one :).
Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s leading lady, after topping a list of highest paid actresses.
The Oscar-winning actress was propelled to the top of Tinseltown’s female earners’ league following roles in box office hits The Proposal and The Blind Side, which earned her a reported 56 million US dollars over the past 12 months.
Reese Witherspoon and Knight And Day actress Cameron Diaz shared second place in the list compiled by Forbes.com, banking around 32 million dollars each.
While Reese hasn’t been seen on screen since 2008′s Four Christmases, her status was cemented by forthcoming films How Do You Know and the big-screen adaptation of Water For Elephants, in which she features alongside Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
Coming in fourth was Jennifer Aniston, followed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie.
Completing the top ten are Drew Barrymore, Meryl Streep and Kristen Stewart.
The Forbes.com list features earnings from films and other ventures, such as beauty ranges and advertising.
And in another set of mugginess, what is happening with the Be the One, Restore the Gulf campaign? It is looking as if Bullock and friends were duped by Big Oil.
Reports are now suggesting a connection between the campaign to save the region and BP. What is going on behind the scenes here? In a post at Huffington Post. It seems Sandra was alerted about the campaign ties, and her representatives will ask for her participation on PSA be removed:
Ms. Bullock was originally contacted through her attorney to be a part of the PSA in order to promote awareness of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence over Women of the Storm or its message. We have immediately asked for her participation in the PSA be removed until the facts can be determined. Her commitment to the Gulf region has been apparent for many years and she will continue to pursue opportunities that will bring awareness and support to the plight of the Gulf region.
Today is Sandy birthday, and Adoring Sandra would like to wish her a great day with her family.
To celebrate, there’s a new layout up. It’s a simply one, because this site is under a major revamp. As you can see, we have two galleries in the main navigation. That’s because I am currently working behind the scenes to bring you an organized and high quality image gallery. The screencaptures are being replaced for new ones, and the same will happen with other pictures. Stay with me while I do this changes, I promise it won’t take long and will be great in the end.
Much like the Gulf Coast, Sandra Bullock certainly knows a thing or two about being blindsided.
The Oscar winner has joined forces with the likes of Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews and other famous folks to encourage others to sign a petition demanding that leaders take the necessary steps to restore and protect the Gulf Coast in the wake of the recent oil spill.
“What can you offer?” asks Sandra. “Your voice. Speak up.”
Sign it. Share it. Be the One. Visit restorethegulf.com to add your name to the petition demanding complete restoration of America’s Gulf.
Sandra Bullock made a surprise visit at the sold out Nashville Rising flood-relief benefit concert and to the delight of the crowd, plucked out Deep Purple’s classic riff to “Smoke on the Water” on guitar before putting the instrument down and introducing Faith Hill, whom she described as “disgustingly beautiful.”
I have pictures to add from this event, it will be up later!
Sandy is featured at this week issue of Entertainment Weekly, with True Blood on cover.
It talks about Sandra’s new (no-more?) project with Ryan Reynolds, “Most Wanted”. Thanks to Kelly, we already have fresh scans in our gallery.
Magazine Scans & Outtakes > Magazines > Entertainment Weekly – June 18, 2010