Debuting just ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, David Gordon Green’s comedy/drama Our Brand Is Crisis gives us Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) as crisis-managing political strategists in a story loosely based on the 2002 Bolivian presidential election and documented in the non-fiction feature of the same name in 2005 by Rachel Boynton. The film also stars Ann Dowd (HBO’s The Leftovers), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five, Clear and Present Danger) in a scene-stealing role as one of the presidential candidates.
I have to say I really love the cheekiness of a tagline like ‘May the best campaign win’ right at the start of the Oscar season.
Our Brand Is Crisis was produced by the Oscar-winning duo George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Argo) along with Smoke House Pictures. Warner Bros. will be releasing the film, which was co-financed by Participant Media. The film will be released October 30, 2015.