Today started off with Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton and now we take our turn with Anthony Mackie, who is an integral part of a US political team bought in to avail a Bolivian Presidential candidate in the country’s 2002 election.
Mackie’s recent outings in the Marvel films – watch out for him to play a big part in Captain America Civil War this year – may attract a new section of fans to Green’s political comedy, and he’s very solid in this, very different, arena.
Caroline Feraday sat down with the actor to talk all things Bolivian presidential elections.
Anthony Mackie Interview for Our Brand is Crisis
Our Brand is Crisis Movie Clip – Only one wrong!
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.