George Clooney Wants More Male Roles Rewritten For Women
Only 12 percent of 2014's top-grossing films starred female protagonist. George Clooney — and many female actors before him — want to change this.By Ben Lawson | September 12, 2015
George Clooney has an answer to sexism in Hollywood. Rewrite male roles so they can be played by women.
That's how Sandra Bullock ended up as the lead in "Our Brand Is Crisis." Clooney, a co-producer on the film, said it was stuck in development until Bullock read the script and asked for the part.
Bullock's character was actually loosely based on political consultant James Carville. In the film, Bullock plays an American political strategist who gets involved in a Bolivian presidential campaign.