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Warner Bros.’ comedy-drama Our Brand Is Crisis has added two new stars to its line-up. The remake of the 2005 documentary continues to attract a wealth of talent, and today we’ve got news of its latest additions. Climbing aboard the political expose are Joaquim De Almeida (Fast Five) and Zoe Kazan (What If, Ruby Sparks).
Based on filmmaker Rachel Boynton’s documentary, the film will further explore what sounds to be a fascinating tale of political ideals gone awry. The story will be based around the exploits of two of President Clinton’s former political advisors, James Carville and Stan Greenberg, and their involvement in the re-election of a Bolivian president.
The casting announcements so far have addressed who’ll be playing a great deal of the main characters. Except, that is, for the Bolivian president himself. Thanks to The Wrap, we now know that role will be portrayed by De Almeida, »
- Gem Seddon
After spending several months in development, political drama-comedy blend Our Brand Is Crisis is now gearing up at top speed. David Gordon Green will call the shots with a cast that already includes Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, and Anthony Mackie is now set to join them.Produced by Argo duo George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what they had learned in the trenches of American politics to a campaign in Bolivia, and the effects it has on the process.Thornton’s role is still being kept under wraps, but we do now know that Bullock will be “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a charismatic retired American political consultant known for quoting famous people when she’s making points. Peter Straughan wrote the script and Green will kick off shooting shortly. »
Bullock will play 'Calamity' Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant with a penchant for quoting famous people. Thornton's potential role has not been revealed.
Our Brand Is Crisis will begin filming later in September. »
• Billy Bob Thornton is in talks for Our Brand Is Crisis. The Warner Bros. political dramedy is being directed by David Gordon Green and already stars Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy. Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce. Bullock will executive produce. Our Brand Is Crisis is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to President Clinton. Bullock will play a retired American political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine. Details regarding Thornton’s potential role are unknown at this time. »
- C. Molly Smith
With Sandra Bullock attached to star and David Gordon Green on board to direct, political comedy / drama Our Brand Is Crisis is taking beautiful shape at Warner Bros. According to The Wrap, Billy Bob Thornton is now in talks to co-star.Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what they had learned in the trenches of American politics to a campaign in Bolivia, and the effects it has on the process.Thornton’s role is still being kept under wraps (though we could certainly see him as a Carville-alike), but we do now know that Bullock will be “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a charismatic retired American political consultant known for quoting famous people when she’s making points.Peter Straughan wrote the script, and Green should be shooting this autumn. Thornton, who recently scored an Emmy nomination »
The project is based on Rachel Boynton's documentary of the same name, which followed James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to U.S. President Bill Clinton, who used American political campaign strategies during an election in Bolivia. No details were given for Billy Bob Thornton's role, although The Wrap reports Sandra Bullock is playing a character named "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant who often utilizes famous quotes to accentuate her talking points.
David Gordon Green (Joe) is directing from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (Frank, The Debt). Smokehouse Productions' partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing, with Sandra Bullock serving as an executive producer. Shooting is slated to begin sometime this fall.
Following big success with Gravity last year, plans for Sandra Bullock to return to Warner Bros. are solidifying as the studio has just given a greenlight the political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis. The project has been in development for years at George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, and Bullock began circling the project late last year during awards season. Now it seems to be coming together as Variety has learned Pineapple Express and Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green is set to direct the film based on Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary of the same name about American political strategies used in Bolivia. The documentary followed real-life consultants James Carville and Stan Greenberg, but it sounds this film will follow fictional political consultants instead. The film is described as a satirical comedy about American spin doctors competing in the same Presidential election in the South American nation. As previously Bullock would play “Calamity” Jane Bodine, »
- Ethan Anderton
Sandra Bullock has been loosely attached to political drama-comedy Our Brand Is Crisis since late last year, back when she was out stumping for Gravity’s award campaign and talked to co-star George Clooney about the film, one he was producing. Things have moved on since then, and David Gordon Green has, according to Variety, won the job of directing the movie, a move that in turn has spurred Bullock to fully commit to it.Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what they had learned in the trenches of American politics to a campaign in Bolivia, and the effects it has on the process.How exactly Bullock’s character will fit into the film is not clear right now, though chances are the plot will follow similar lines, ahd she might be a political specialist »
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