With the choice of lead role for Alfonso Cuarón‘s ‘Castaway in space’ film Gravity hinging to a great degree on a bankability index, it’s something of a surprise that Sandra Bullock‘s name didn’t come up as a serious first-pick choice until now. With Warner Bros. reportedly nervous about the idea of an $80m sci-fi film in which one actress is the only person on screen for much of the time, turning to Bullock seems like a no-brainer. Read More »
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After Angelina Jolie exited Alfonso Cuarón‘s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity, the search for a replacement began. Last week, Latino Review learned that the producers behind the project were “interest[ed] in meeting Rachel Weisz for the role.” However, Deadline found out that Weisz was just one of the many names on the producer’s list of actresses they’ve talked to or screen tested: Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively.
Now Risky Business has learned that Natalie Portman has been offered the role, as the studio approved the actress without requiring a screen test in the wake of the early Black Swan reviews. According to the report, Portman is expected to read the latest version of the script this week and make her decision shortly.
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Last time we checked in on Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Daldry had just officially signed on, though he’d been working on the project with producer Scott Rudin for some time.
Now Warner Bros. and Paramount are close to a deal to co-produce the film, and Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are attached to star in the project. Read More »
Yesterday there was news that Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds would re-team with their The Proposal director Anne Fletcher and screenwriter Peter Chiarelli to make Most Wanted, an action comedy pitch recently picked up by Universal .
In a different year this wouldn’t have seemed like much more than a casting news blip but, you know, Bullock just won an Oscar. So jumping right back into the romantic action comedy pool seems like kid’s stuff now. Her agent agrees, and says the project is a possibility, at best. Read More »
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have announced the “dis-hours” for the year in film that was 2009. Michael Bay and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the big “winner”, taking home three awards: Worst Screenplay (Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci must be proud), Worst Director and the not so coveted “Worst Picture of 2009″.
Sandra Bullock, who is up for a Best Actress Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards for the movie The Blind Side, takes home two dishonors: Worst Actress (for her performance in All About Steve) and Worst Screen Couple (shared with Bradley Cooper for, yes, All About Steve).Bullock had said that she would accept her award in person if she won, and was true to her word. You can watch a video clip of Bullock’s acceptance speech embedded after the jump.
The Razzies also awarded Battlefield Earth with Worst Picture of the Decade. Check out the full press release, which includes a full list of winners, after the jump.
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There aren’t many genuine movie stars left. Will Smith is one. There are arguments for George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt, but none of those three can reliably open a movie the way Smith can. Until the second half of this year it seems unlikely that anyone would have argued for Sandra Bullock as a genuine star. She hadn’t been in a feature since 2007′s The Premonition, and she hadn’t been in a big feature for a few years prior to that.
But two of her three films in 2009 did massive business, with The Blind Side qualifying as a genuine surprise hit. That performance led a group of theater-owning execs to name Sandra Bullock as the top-earning star of 2009. Read More »
Forbes Magazine has released their list of the highest earning actresses, once again proving that Hollywood is sexist. Angelina Jolie tops the list with $27 million, almost two and a half times less than the highest earning male actor (Harrison Ford with $65 million – remember, Crystal Skull was a huge payday). The top 10 actresses earned $183 million, less than half of the $393 million total that makes up the top 10 actors. Check out the top 15 after the jump.
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/Film Reader William W sent us a tip that speed3themovie.com, speed3ignition.com, speedthreemovie.com point to a website which claims to be the official website for a third film in a Speed franchise. The site features a hilarious image of Sandra Bullock stuck in a Virgin Galactic consumer space-travel spacecraft with the film’s supposed title: Speed 3 Ignition.
I just got a response from 20th Century Fox, who confirmed our suspicions that they have no involvement what-so-ever in the site. To be fair, I’m not 100% sure that a Speed sequel couldn’t be made without Fox involved. But I’m 99% certain that this is just a fan created fake. I just thought we should send out a warning before rumors got out of control. Plus we thought it was funny enough to share. C’mon, there’s a bomb on a consumer space-craft and if it drops below a certain speed it will blow up?! Sounds like almost like a Wayans Brothers parody gone wrong.
A third Speed film isn’t out of the realm of possibility. In July 2007, Dennis Hopper told The Guardian that he was set to return for Speed 3. We’ve heard nothing about the potential project since.
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