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Variety Says Sandra Bullock Joins The Oscar Race With ‘Our Brand is Crisis’


Sandra Bullock Joins Oscar Race With ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

Variety  - Sept. 11, 2015

By Tim Gray

Warner Bros.’ “Our Brand is Crisis” is about politics-as-big-business, the pervasiveness of marketing/spin and about personal redemption — but what it’s really about is star power. Sandra Bullock joins the Oscar race with a terrific performance that features both big, juicy scenes and quiet moments. Best of all, it reminds that she is that rare star-actor who is capable of showing new layers of talent with each film.

“Our Brand” screened at the Princess of Wales theater on the second night of the Toronto Fest, and Bullock told the audience that the role had been written for a man, but she asked producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov to consider changing it to a woman. “George could have played the role, but maybe I could have played it better,” she deadpanned. Read more.

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