Sandra Bullock returns with Our Brand Is Crisis, where she teams up with director David Gordon Green for a spot of political satire, based on a documentary about the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections. The trailer certainly suggests democracy isn’t always the straight-forward and fair system we’d like to think it is.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 (Billy Bob 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.’
The film is due out later this year.