Everyone needs a friend and in a place like Hollywood, where everyone is out to get ahead, having a friend can be more important than anywhere else. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Julieanne Hough and Nina Dobrev, and Snoop Dogg and Martha Stweart are all famous people who were best friends in Tinsletown. But last year, Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock brought another friendship to the big screen. According to Variety, the two almost worked together to make a comedy about divorce and, what else… QVC.
Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock are perfect for making a romantic comedy together since Pitt has been showing more of his comedic side in the last ten years and Bullock is one of Hollywood’s favorite actresses, along with Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, and Meg Ryan. But Pitt told Vogue magazine at the launch of his genderless skincare line that he and Bullock were in talks to play rival QVC salespeople going through a divorce. This is despite the fact that they had never worked together before this year.
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Brad Pitt then said that Sandra Bullock is like an angel to him and that he can always count on her to drop whatever she is doing to help him.
He then explained that the movie they were planning would be about two of the best salespeople at QVC bringing their relationship problems to the sales floor and letting everyone know about their private divorce. Pitt got a messy divorce from Angelina Jolie, and Bullock got a messy divorce from West Coast Choppers founder Jesse James over cheating scandals. Both of them know how bad a divorce can be because they’ve been through one.
The two of them also have other things in common. They both own their own production companies. Brad Pitt owns Plan B Productions, which made World War Z, Moonlight, and The Big Short. Sandra Bullock started Fortis Films in the mid-1990s. Many of her movies, like Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality, Practical Magic, and The Unforgivable were made by Fortis Films.
Last year, their friendship got more attention because they both had cameos in the big summer hits of the other, The Lost City and Bullet Train. In The Lost City, Sandra Bullock played a shy adventure writer who was kidnapped by a strange millionaire (Daniel Radcliff). Her simple-minded cover model, Alan (Channing Tatum), tried to save her. Brad Pitt shows up as a real-life hero who starts the rescue mission and makes Alan feel scared right away.
In the movie Bullet Train, Brad Pitt played a killer who had a change of heart and got on a bullet train in Japan to get a briefcase full of money. Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Hiroyuki Sanada are among the other assassins on the train. None of the other people on the train are innocent. Sandra Bullock mostly appeared as a voice on the phone giving instructions to Brad Pitt until the end of the movie, when she surprised everyone.
When you think about it, it’s almost a shame that these two Hollywood stars never made a romantic comedy together. Even though a movie about QVC might seem weird and silly, Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock are among the few actors who could make it interesting. Their own experiences with the topic would have made the characters seem more real, which might have made the movie something special.