Everyone’s invited to Sandra Bullock’s next Tupperware party.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the novel “Tupperware Unsealed,” with the Oscar-nominated actress attached to star in the untitled project.
The “Gravity” star will bring the life of Brownie Wise, the sales executive responsible for pushing the brand of preparation, storage, containment and serving products to the top with her Tupperware parties idea, to the big screen.
In 1954, Wise was the first woman to ever appear on the cover of Businessweek. Four years later, on the precipice of the women’s liberation movement, Tupperware ousted the marketing guru for clashing with creator Earl Silas Tupper.
“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 1950′s suburban America,” said Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Sony. “His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic. Such was the magic of Brownie Wise. There is no one better than Sandy to play Brownie — they share a fierce bravery and independent spirit.”
Tate Taylor, who is on board to direct the film, will also pen the adapted screenplay with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.