Are Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock making a movie together? One of this week's tabloids claims the actresses plan to team up on a film project. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've learned the truth.
An alleged insider tells the National Enquirer that the two Oscar winners "know they're considered rivals, but neither one of them is being offered great roles anymore, so teaming up would give them both the role of a lifetime." The outlet's supposed source adds, "The project is still being developed, but it looks like the ladies will play sisters who hate each other!"
The publication provides no further details about the supposed movie. Is it a comedy or drama? What filmmakers are attached? Which studio is producing the film? The unreliable magazine doesn't seem to know. It's worth noting, if Roberts and Bullock were actually making a movie together, one of the major Hollywood trade publications would have reported it. The Enquirer, on the other hand, has a long history of inventing nonexistent productions. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who tells us the two actresses aren't currently in talks to work together.
The idea that the A-listers are "rivals" isn't accurate either. In fact, Bullock previously mocked a tabloid story about her feuding with Roberts over George Clooney. During a speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2014, Bullock said to Roberts, who was also in attendance, "Apparently, you and I are in a dispute over George Clooney. We talked about this, right? We share custody, and we are both fine with it!"
The magazine's additional claim about neither actress "being offered great roles anymore" isn't true either. Bullock just had a major hit with Ocean's 8, which grossed nearly $300 million worldwide when it was released this past summer. The actress will next be seen in the big-budget Netflix thriller Bird Box, which debuts on the streaming service in December. Meanwhile, Roberts' critically-acclaimed Amazon series "Homecoming" started streaming earlier this month. The actress also stars in the upcoming addiction drama Ben Is Back, which is garnering Oscar buzz.
It's worth noting, this is the second time in the span of a few weeks that the Enquirer has published a bogus story surrounding Roberts and another A-list actress. Last month, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming that Roberts was feuding with Jennifer Aniston over whose TV project would be a bigger hit. This latest article is similarly fabricated.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.