Anthony Mackie Boards Our Brand is Crisis

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Following word of Billy Bob Thornton eyeing a role in the project earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter adds that Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis. Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock is attached to play the lead and David Gordon Green (George Washington, Joe) will direct. Scoot McNairy is also set to play a role.

Based on Rachel Boynton’s 2006 documentary which has been adapted by screenwriter Peter Straughan, Our Brand is Crisis follows American spin doctors competing in the same Presidential election in Bolivia. It was released domestically by Koch Lorber with the following official description:

For decades, U.S. strategists-for-hire have been quietly molding the opinions of voters and the messages of candidates in elections from the Middle East to the South American jungle. With flabbergasting access to think sessions, media training and the making of smear campaigns, we watch how the consultants’ marketing strategies shape the relationship between a leader and his people. Our Brand is Crisis is an astounding look at one group’s campaign to elect the President of Bolivia and its earth-shattering aftermath.

Bullock is also set to executive produce alongside George Clooney and Grant Heslov with Racheline Benveniste and Courtenay Valenti overseeing for Warner Bros.

You can check out a trailer for the documentary version in the player below:

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