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Sandra Bullock In Talks To Play Tupperware Icon

    April 30, 2014
    Amanda Crum
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Sandra Bullock last wowed us in Gravity, playing a brave but terrified astronaut who gets caught in a dangerous situation; now, word has it that she wants to tackle a very different sort of role with the story of Tupperware saleswoman Brownie Wise.

The untitled project is being shopped around and Bullock isn’t formally attached to it yet, but producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman have reportedly been looking for a home for it and may be checking out Disney soon. The script is based on the nonfiction book Tupperware Unsealed by Bob Kealing.

Wise is best known for her game-changing idea of having Tupperware parties; as a sales exec in the 1950’s, her parties changed the business forever as people all over the country followed her lead, but sadly, she and founder Earl Silas Tupper didn’t always see eye to eye. Tupper eventually forced her out of the business, but not before she made the cover of Business Week–the first woman to do so.

Bullock is in a position to pick pretty much any role she wants after her star turn in the blockbuster Gravity; the film made headlines earlier this year after director Alfonso Cuarón admitted that the studio wanted him to change up quite a few things in the script, including adding a romantic involvement between Bullock’s character and the Mission Control commander.

“With making a film it’s like trying to create a tune in the shower while you have a hundred people singing around you. You have to focus yourself in on the tune that you’re trying to create. Because you have hundreds of people singing different songs at the same time around you,” Cuarón said.

While there are few certainties with the Tupperware film, The Help director Tate Taylor is set to take the helm.

Image via Wikimedia Commons


  • ramoncramon

    I love you Sandy…..lol

  • kimberlyclark

    I’m also available for the part, but I may be too young. . . . I shouldn’t have turned Gravity down, damn, but it seemed like such a snoozefest on paper. I guess that’s why she’s famous and I’m not. Also, she’s not delusional. Oh, well.

  • Robb Powell

    I would much rather see Merle Streep, Diane Keaton, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Barkin, Cher…..These women have are much more suited to play the role of Brownie Wise. Please Sandra…your awesome, but step aside and let the role go to one of these other women that would bring her to life in a better light to the viewer. Your awesome, but these women are the greats =)

  • Cindy

    We had this crazy neighbor once. She would come out of her house early in the morning while we waited for the school bus. The thing is she didn’t wear a top. She was out there with just her bra on. THEN, she would knock on our door, and barge past my mother go into our kitchen, and start making lunch for herself. THEN after that she kinda “stoled” me away. My mother had told me I could play outside, but to stay in the yard. She came over to me, and coaxed me to go to this tupperware party. When I finally came home, my mother had been having a panic attack because she couldn’t find me. I told her what happened, and she said next time do as I tell you, and stay away from her.

  • http://www.fineartamerica.com/valerie.vanorden Valerie Norberry VanOrden

    Sounds interesting, I have a lot of friends who buy the stuff — Tupperware I mean, my Amish friends still have pretty big Tupperware parties.

    “Wise is best known for her game-changing idea of having Tupperware
    parties; as a sales exec in the 1950′s, her parties changed the business
    forever as people all over the country followed her lead, but sadly,
    she and founder Earl Silas Tupper didn’t always see eye to eye. Tupper
    eventually forced her out of the business, but not before she made the
    cover of Business Week–the first woman to do so.”
    I think this film is going to be good “training” for female execs to watch.

  • cwm

    Did I forget to mention that Jesse James has Sh!t for brains?