How Sandra Bullock Is Changing Sexism in Hollywood With George Clooney's Next Film

Women's roles in Hollywood are often plagued by sexism and ageism — and oftentimes there's a lack of strong women's roles entirely. 

"About two and a half years ago I put out feelers saying, 'I'm not reading anything [written for women] I'm excited about,'" Bullock told Entertainment Weekly.

"Are there any male roles out there that [the filmmakers] don't mind switching to female?"

Bullock decided to take matters into her own hands.

According to Harpers Bazaar, actor George Clooney was developing a movie about the 2006 documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," a documentary about American political consultants hired by former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to help him get reelected.

The drama was originally developed to have a male lead.

However, Bullock reached out to Clooney and he decided to change the gender of the lead role to be a woman who will be played by Bullock, according to Harpers Bazaar.

Bullock will star as "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a political strategist.

"She's basically a female Karl Rove," Bullock said according to Harpers Bazaar.

"She's brilliant at the devious side of politics."

NEXT: Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest-Paid Actress in the World »

Related Stories:
Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Worse Than Ever 
• The CW Is Making a "Little Women" Series and More Major Moments for Women In Hollywood This Week

Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic