Sandra Bullock May Join Political Comedy Our Brand Is Crisis

Collaborating with George Clooney has already been a huge boon to Sandra Bullock's career, the actress earning incredible acclaim for her performance in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity playing opposite him, so it's no surprise that she's already itching to get the team back together. According to The Wrap, Bullock is now in talks to star in the new political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis, and while the movie doesn't have Clooney co-starring it does have him serving as an executive producer alongside his partner Grant Heslov.

Set up at Warner Bros., the film will be based on director Rachel Boynton's documentary of the same name, which first came out in 2005. The story is set in Bolivia where President Bill Clinton’s former consultants James Carville and Stan Greenberg attempt to use American political campaign strategies.The Wrap already has a full description of the lead female character, saying that Bullock will be playing "'Calamity' Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant who often quotes famous people to help hammer home her talking points." There is a possibility that Clooney could end up taking a role in the movie, but there is very little chance he will be directing. The adaptation is currently being written by Peter Straughan, who previously collaborated with Clooney on the 2009 war comedy The Men Who Stare At Goats.

This has already been a big day for Bullock, who locked in her place in this year's award season this morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated her for a Golden Globe in the Best Actress- Drama category, where she will be facing off against Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), and Kate Winslet (Labor Day). Gravity also received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Original Score. Relive some of the film's best moments with the memorable trailer below:

Outside of Our Brand Is Crisis Bullock actually has a pretty clear schedule ahead of her. The only film she is currently officially attached to is a voice role in the upcoming spin-off animated movie Minions, which is currently in development and will be in theaters in 2015. Perhaps she is waiting to pick up even more Oscar buzz before settling on more projects? Between her win for The Blind Side and the near-universal acclaim for her turn in Gravity chances are right now she could star in any movie she wants to right now. Perhaps we should consider that a good sign for the new political comedy.

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