Luciana May 4th, 2014
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.
Hayley January 12th, 2009
Sandra Bullock is reportedly set to star in a third film in the ‘Speed’ franchise.
Producers are planning to approach the 44-year-old actress – who shot to fame starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1994 action movie – to appear in a follow-up, despite the failure of the original sequel ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’.
A source said: “Producers are looking at a lot of old franchises in order to secure box office hits and ‘Speed’ is just one of those. Sandra is still a popular star and another ‘Speed’ movie is there for her should she want to do it. It would be a modern twist on the old theme.”
Keanu – who turned down the opportunity to star in the 1997 sequel and was replaced by Jason Patric – recently spoke about the possibility in starring in another movie in the high-octane franchise.
He said: “Never say never, right? Sandra and I could probably do something pretty groovy with that.
“Maybe if we were travelling through Europe, maybe on the Serengeti, and there was some kind of mishap.
“It could be like a world tour. Or maybe we could go to Polynesia and then take us all across the world. Maybe if we shot for like four months and we have like a week off in every country, telling this kind of adventurous story for this couple.”
Hayley January 7th, 2009
It was recently reported that Sandra Bullock would reunite with her Demolition Man co-star for his latest film, but it seems that won’t happen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock will not be joining the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables.
A rep for Nu Image/Millenium Films, who are producing the film, said that Bullock’s rumored casting was simply “wishful thinking” by the fans.
Stallone will write, direct and star in the film and he is currently scouting locations in preperation for a February shoot.