Sandra Bullock to star in ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff
As Deadline reports, Bullock’s character will pair high fashion with sky-high ambitions to become the world’s first lady super-villain. Set in the 1960s, the animated comedy will feature its title characters vying for the opportunity to be Bullock’s henchmen, a job previously held by Jesse James. The 3D CG film, which will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, is a production of Universal and Illumination Entertainment. It’s scheduled to be released on December 19, 2014; in the meantime, “Despicable Me 2,” starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Al Pacino, will hit screens on July 3 of this year and attempt to surpass the $540 million the original made worldwide.
As for Bullock, she’ll next be seen onscreen alongside Melissa McCarthy in “Heat,” a cop buddy comedy set for release on June 28, and then in Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space flick “Gravity,” which opens October 4.