Sandra Bullock talks politics on red carpet

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Stars Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton join producer George Clooney on the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of their political satire, “Our Brand is Crisis.” John Russell reports.

Sandra Bullock talks politics on red carpet

Sandra Bullock calls her new political comedy, “Our Brand is Crisis,” spot on in providing movie goers a behind the curtain look at the winner takes all stakes of political elections.

The Oscar winning star joined castmates and the film’s producer George Clooney on the red carpet Monday night (October 26) in Hollywood for the film’s premiere.

SOUNDBITE Sandra Bullock saying (English):

“Politics have always been a comedy/tragedy. I think now the curtain has just been pulled back and everyone gets to see it. It has always been the same. You can’t write stories like this based on pure fiction. This is based on absolute reality.”

In the film, Bullock plays a damaged but still brilliant political strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine, who signs on to help a Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls. 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, played by Billy Bob Thornton, now coaching the opposition.

SOUNDBITE Sandra Bullock saying (English):

“When I found the script, the message was already there. The message has politics as a backdrop but it is more about consequences, big business, how far is too far. When you start harming others for power and extreme wealth, eventually you have to get off the carousel. Who is going to grow a conscience and who is going to say enough money is enough money. It is more about big business than it is about politics. But, politics made a fun backdrop because it is so real and in your face.”

The ensemble cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie and Scoot McNairy.

“Our Brand is Crisis” opens In theaters in the U.S. on October 30, 2015.

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