facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sandra Bullock to play Tupperware guru in Tate Taylor film

The actress will portray Brownie Wise, a saleswoman who developed the Tupperaware "party plan" marketing system in the upcoming film.
By Veronica Linares   |   July 22, 2014 at 5:14 PM   |   Comments

Leer en Español
1 of 4
| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock will star as the famed Tupperaware saleswoman Brownie Wise in the upcoming film adaption of Tupperware Unsealed.

The Bob Kealing book tells the story of Wise, "the driving force behind making Tupperware a household name" and the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week. Wise is famous for developing the "party plan" system of marketing, in which she sold products by inviting friends and acquaintances to social events that also served as sales presentations.

Sony pictures announced Friday that it had acquired the rights for the film and that Tate Taylor (of The Help fame) will write and direct the movie.

"As a writer-director, Tate has the rare and delicate ability to capture both the romanticism and restrictions of a time and place -- in this case 1950s suburban America," said Hannah Minghella, the president of production at Sony. "His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic."

"Sandy and I have been trying to work together for years," Tate added in the statement. "Finally, I'm very excited to put Tupperware in her hands. This is a collaborative dream come true."

Bullock's future projects also include voicing Scarlett Overkill in The Minions and co-starring alongside Melissa McCarthy in The Heat 2.

Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne march at Chanel's feminist rally Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne march at Chanel's feminist rally
2
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding photos revealed George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding photos revealed
3
Mary-Louise Parker to release memoir 'Dear Mr. You' Mary-Louise Parker to release memoir 'Dear Mr. You'
4
James Franco talks dating, says he's 'shy' around women James Franco talks dating, says he's 'shy' around women
5
Christina Milian threw Lil Wayne a surprise birthday party Christina Milian threw Lil Wayne a surprise birthday party
Trending News
x
Feedback