First Trailer for David Gordon Green’s Political Satire ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

Bullock And Almeida

Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer and poster for David Gordon Green‘s political satire Our Brand is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock as a notorious political campaign strategist.

Produced by George Clooney and co-starring Billy Bob Thornton, this political comedy-drama based on Rachel Boynton‘s documentary of the same name arrives at just the right time with the upcoming US presidential election gaining traction.

The film follows Jane (Bullock) hired to work with a lagging Bolivian presidential candidate (Joachim de Almeida). Thornton portrays Jane’s nemesis Pat Candy. Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd, Zoe Kazan, and Scoot McNairy also star in the film scripted by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

Our Brand is Crisis will be released on Friday, October 30, 2015. Check out the trailer and poster below.

I don’t think the movie is going for the same thing as the doc and true story do. Rather looks like it goes sentimental too easily.

David Gordon Green's Film

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 (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.