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David Gordon Green will direct Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

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57I’m a fan of David Gordon Green, so I’ll always be down for a new project of his, but today it seems like he might be making his first overt play for awards attention. It’s a political dramedy that George Clooney once wanted to make called Our Brand is Crisis. Clooney is still producing, but Green is directing now, based off of a script by Peter Straughan and now Sandra Bullock is attached to star. This could be a major Oscar player in the next year or so, so stay tuned. You can see a bit more about Our Brand is Crisis below, but count me in…

Here’s the story from Variety:

After her success in “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock is again orbiting a Warner Bros. project.

Sources tell Variety that Warners has greenlit the political dramedy “Our Brand is Crisis,” which Bullock has committed to star in with David Gordon Green set to direct. The film is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.

Bullock had been linked to the project as far back as awards season, but was still weighing her options. Insiders say that following a meeting with Green, who has been in the mix for the directing job for some time, the actress was convinced to join the project on the strength of his vision.

Bullock will also exec produce with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through their Smokehouse Pictures banner. Peter Straughan penned the script. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing the project for the studio.

Bullock is currently attached to the Sony pic “Tupperware Unsealed” which revolves around the inventor of Tupperware. Tate Taylor is on board to helm. Green’s most recent film “Manglehorn,” starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter, will premiere at the Toronto Film Fest.

Clooney, Heslov, Green, Bullock and Straughan are all repped by CAA.

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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