Sandra Bullock Says She Chooses Her Movie Roles with Son Louis in Mind: 'It Had to be Something Extraordinary'
Sandra Bullock's new film, Our Brand Is Crisis marks her first movie role in nearly two years
Her new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, marks the first movie the Oscar-winning actress, 51, has done in nearly two years.
“I wasn’t looking for this,” Bullock exclusively tells PEOPLE at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I was having fun just being a mom.”
For Bullock to accept the role, she had to feel passionate enough about the film to bring her family into it.
“It had to be something extraordinary that would be a life experience for myself and my boy because he comes with me,” she says.
The film shows Bullock as Jane Bodine, a political mastermind called to help a Bolivian presidential candidate win his campaign.
“There’s an enormous national scope to the story we’re telling, but the beauty is that it’s a character piece,” explains director David Gordon Green. “You’re working with a group of people who fall in love with each other and the characters and I think that translates to the movie.”
Our Brand Is Crisis make its debut Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will opens in U.S. theaters on Oct. 30.