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Sandra Bullock Weighs Post-'Gravity' Options, Which Brand Will She Pick?

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 21, 2014 at 1:39PM

Sandra Bullock has passed some remarkable milestones this year. She's become probably the highest paid actress for a single project in Hollywood history, taking home a man's size share of the gross for her Oscar-nominated role in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," a rare instance of a Hollywood actress carrying a tentpole action film. (Only Angelina Jolie has come close.) She turned 50--and still looks absolutely fabulous. And she can pick and choose her next project. Several are bubbling away.
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Sandra Bullock talks about George Clooney on Jay Leno
Sandra Bullock talks about George Clooney on Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock has passed some remarkable milestones this year. She's become probably the highest paid actress for a single project in Hollywood history, taking home a man's size share of the gross for her Oscar-nominated role in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," a rare instance of a Hollywood actress carrying a tentpole action film. (Only Angelina Jolie has come close.) She turned 50--and still looks absolutely fabulous. And she can pick and choose her next project. Several are bubbling away.

Variety reports that Bullock is orbiting another Warner Bros. picture that has been greenlit with studio supervising execs Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste: political dramedy “Our Brand is Crisis," based on the 2005 documentary about deploying American political campaign strategies South America. Bullock met recently with fellow CAA client David Gordon Green and liked the director's take on the movie. Like Bullock, Green is capable of delivering both comedy and drama. Bullock would executive produce the Peter Straughan script with her buddies, Smokehouse Pictures producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Green’s “Manglehorn,” starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter, is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Bullock is also attached to Tate Taylor's “Tupperware Unsealed,” a profile of the inventor of Tupperware, at Sony. 

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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.