Filming has begun on the comedy All About Steve, starring Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church and Bradley Cooper. Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls, newcomer Katy Mixon, and Howard Hesseman co-star.
Director Phil Traill, a BAFTA/LA and Berlin Film Festival award-winner for the comedy short, Dangle, makes his feature film debut on All About Steve, which is written by Kim Barker. Bullock produces through her production company Fortis Films with Mary McLaglen also producing. Ted Field, Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson serve as executive producers. The film is a Fox 2000 Pictures, Fortis Films and Radar Pictures production and will be released next year by Twentieth Century Fox.
Crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz (Bullock) is smart, pretty and a natural disaster that shakes news cameraman Steve (Cooper) to the core. Set up on a blind date with Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable and just knows she’s found her soulmate. She decides to do anything and go anywhere to be with him.
Mary’s escalating infatuation is encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes (Church) who enjoys torturing his insolent cameraman at every opportunity. As the news team crisscrosses the country covering breaking news stories, Steve becomes increasingly unhinged as Mary trails them.
But when the overzealous Mary becomes embroiled in the news story of the year, Steve and Hartman begin to see her differently. Hartman is plagued by guilt knowing his game of one-upmanship with Steve has placed her squarely in harms way while Steve is feeling his own pangs of remorse at his callous behavior. Despite the media storm surrounding her, Mary with her upbeat unaffected manner not only brings everyone together but finds her own oddball friends and discovers her true place in the world.
The film’s behind-the-scenes team includes cinematographer Tim Suhrstedt, costume designer Gary Jones, production designer Maher Ahmad and editor Virginia Katz.
All About Steve is filming in and around Los Angeles.