Sandra Bullock’s stock has never been higher following the double-whammy success of The Heat and Gravity. Now she’s planning films for the future, with THR reporting that she’s circling a currently untitled film about Tupperware, which openly gay The Help director Tate Taylor is helming.
If she does sign on, she would play sales exec Brownie Wise who in the 1950s helped revolutionise Earl Silas Tupper’s Tupperware brand when she came up with the idea of holding parties to sell the goods. Wise became ‘as popular as the product she was selling and in 1954 she also became the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week’.
However despite her popularity she clashed with Tupper and was pushed out in 1958. The company’s founder then tried his best to erase her from the company records. She is considered one of the first casualties of the post-World War II sexism wars.
Bullock isn’t officially signed on as yet, but she has met with Taylor about the movie. The director wrote the script based on Tupperware Unsealed, the non-fiction book written by Bob Kealing.