In good humor, David Lee Roth once took a particularly painful breakup as a sign to get back to work.
It appears that Sandra Bullock has decided to do the same after a whirlwind ten month period in which she had a summer blockbuster (The Proposal), another sleeper hit after that (The Blind Side), received Oscar buzz for The Blind Side, won the Oscar, gave a teary-eyed speech with her yet to be outed husband in tow, was wronged in her marriage in a public and humiliating manner, won the nation’s respect by handling the fallout with dignity, announced she had adopted a baby boy and then moved to New Orleans … whew!!!
Not content to sit around and dust off her golden statuette, Lady Bullock has instead decided to seize a golden opportunity and is embarking on no less than four wide ranging film projects. A caveat is in order since Hollywood is notorious for bandying about movie ideas. As everyone knows, no project is a go until someone is willing to cough up the dough. Nevertheless, all of the following Bullock projects are past the rumor stage.
One thing is clear, Sandra Bullock enjoyed working with Anne Fletcher, director of The Proposal and her co-star Ryan Reynolds. It was recently announced that Bullock would be working with Fletcher again on a project that contains elements of An Unmarried Woman and Saturday Night Fever … what? To add to the confusion, there were reports in June that Bullock and Reynolds would re-team for a movie called Most Wanted, in which Bullock’s character was under arrest by the Reynolds character and no doubt hilarity would ensue.
But onscreen chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds is undeniable, reminiscent of Hepburn/Grant. A Bullock/Reynolds/Fletcher project is money in the bank and most studios would say, “Where do we sign?”
Another project buzzing around the cosmos is Gravity, a Sci-Fi thriller that would have Bullock team up with Robert Downey Jr. The duo would travel to a space station where disaster strikes, putting Bullock’s character into survival mode while her daughter anxiously awaits at home. The Bullock/Downey pairing is unusual and Sandra isn’t known for Sci-Fi but, why not?
Here Sandra Bullock’s Oscar cache really comes in to play. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close would be the name of a post 9/11 drama where a boy finds a key left behind by his father who was killed in the 9/11 attack. Bullock and Tom Hanks would star.
Does anything more really need to be said? To be directed Michael Patrick King of Sex in the City fame. Something about the Home Shopping Network, it doesn’t really matter. Sounds like movie mayhem that would be successful if for no other reason than to see these three women cut it up onscreen.