Sandra Bullock Nabs Role in George Clooney’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

Looks like Sandra Bullock isn’t sick of her friend George Clooney just yet. The two, who co-starred in the sci-fi flick Gravity, will be working together once again in some capacity. Bullock, who was just nominated for a SAG award this morning for her role in Gravity, is in early talks to star in Our Brand Is Crisis, and Clooney is set to act as co-producer with collaborator Grant Heslov.

Back in 2011, Heslov said to indieWIRE that the project was at Warner Bros. and the director was still up for discussion, with a script already locked. Back then, Heslov predicted that it was the next film for he and Clooney to go after, but then the Academy Award winning Argo came along, and that got put on hold.

Now it seems like the two are finally ready to get Our Brand is Crisis up off the ground, and Bullock’s presence will certainly help that. The dark comedy is said to be written by Peter Straughan, who penned The Men Who Stare at Goats, which featured Clooney. The new Sandra Bullock film is said to be based on a 2005 documentary about James Carville’s consulting firm within the 2002 Bolivian presidential race. So far, it’s not yet known whether or not Clooney will take on the role of James Carville — but it would make sense if he did.

As for Sandra’s role, details have not been made available but we’re sure since Bullock has some major star power it will be a starring role, or at least a role that will put her in a lead role opposite whomever plays Carville.

As it stands, the last ensemble film she participated in was Paul Haggis’ 2004 film Crash.

This year, Sandra Bullock has emerged out of a pretty quiet life following her divorce from Jesse James, and is getting a ton of critics’ attention for her role in Gravity. If this is evidence of where she’s heading from here, then it looks like the sky is the limit.