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Bullock Reunites with Reynolds on Action Comedy Most Wanted

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 7, 2010 at 8:03AM

Sandra Bullock knows what she's doing. Tired of all the crazy tabloid crap, she's moving the conversation on to kissing Scarlett Johansson on MTV and possibly co-starring with her husband Ryan Reynolds on a new comedy, Most Wanted. Looks like she's following my career advice and getting back to work. This is not only good news for Bullock and Reynolds, but for Universal Pictures' beleaguered current management team.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Sandra Bullock knows what she's doing. Tired of all the crazy tabloid crap, she's moving the conversation on to kissing Scarlett Johansson on MTV and possibly co-starring with her husband Ryan Reynolds on a new comedy, Most Wanted. Looks like she's following my career advice and getting back to work. This is not only good news for Bullock and Reynolds, but for Universal Pictures' beleaguered current management team.

One thing I can tell you: they are paying the duo top dollar for this action comedy, which they bought on a pitch from The Proposal writer Peter Chiarelli (my flipcam interview with him and The Proposal director Anne Fletcher is below). The logline, reports EW: criminal suspect Bullock is escorted to court by FBI agent Reynolds. Both are ambushed and forced to go on the run. Handcuffs anyone? It sounds very The 39 Steps to me. Not a bad place to start.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.