Warner Bros. has today unveiled a slew of new images for the Sandra Bullock-led political drama, Our Brand is Crisis.
Hailing from Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green, the studio’s starry picture places a laser focus on the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. Bullock is on board to play Jane Bodine, a political strategist ushered in to whip a struggling candidate’s campaign into shape. Such a move will mean that Bodine will have to pull herself away from her self-imposed exile, with Bullock’s character earning the nickname “calamity” for a deeply personal reason that is still to be revealed.
Inspired by Rachel Boynton’s well-regarded documentary from 2005, Our Brand is Crisis may lack the marketing push to consider itself a bona fide Oscar contender, but there are elements here to suggest Green’s feature could make a late charge. Joining Bullock for the flick are Dawn of Justice‘s Scoot McNairy, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd and Billy Bob Thorton.
David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis is set to open on October 30. In the meantime, you can check out our review from TIFF 2015.
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.