Billy Bob Thornton In Talks For Our Brand Is Crisis

He's looking to join Sandra Bullock in the political pic


by James White |
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With Sandra Bullock attached to star and David Gordon Green on board to direct, political comedy / drama Our Brand Is Crisis is taking beautiful shape at Warner Bros. According to The Wrap, Billy Bob Thornton is now in talks to co-star.

Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what they had learned in the trenches of American politics to a campaign in Bolivia, and the effects it has on the process.

Thornton’s role is still being kept under wraps (though we could certainly see him as a Carville-alike), but we do now know that Bullock will be “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a charismatic retired American political consultant known for quoting famous people when she’s making points.

Peter Straughan wrote the script, and Green should be shooting this autumn. Thornton, who recently scored an Emmy nomination for his role as laconic hit man Lorne Malvo in Fargo, is part of the cast for Robert Downey Jr.’s latest, The Judge, due here on October 17. He’ll also be seen in** London Fields** and the Entourage film, which will be wandering drunkenly into UK cinemas on June 19 next year.

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