David Gordon Green has commenced production on the documentary adaptation starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton. Separately, Lionsgate has begun shooting on The Choice.

The film centres on a group of US consultants who hire a notorious political advisor to secure the re-election of an unpopular Bolivian president. Peter Straughan of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy fame wrote the screenplay.

The cast includes Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd, Reynaldo Pacheco, Dominic Flores, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gómez Berríos and Joaquim de Almeida.

Rachel Boynton’s documentary Our Brand Is Crisis came out in 2005.

Smokehouse Pictures’ principals George Clooney and Grant Heslov produce and the executive producers are Bullock, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Stuart Besser.

Participant Media is a co-financier on the film with Warner Bros, who will distribute.

  • Principal photography has begun on Nicholas Sparks Productions’ The Choice. Lionsgate will distribute. Ross Katz directs and the cast includes Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson.