In an interview with Vogue celebrating the release of his genderless skincare line, Château Miraval, Brad Pitt was asked to give a pitch for the line without getting “too QVC.” The acting legend responded that he wouldn’t know how to do that unless it was in a comedic way. Pitt then revealed that he and Bullock had toyed with that idea. “Actually, Sandy and I did once try to develop a whole idea of a husband and wife team, who were QVC’s most successful salespeople,” the actor explained. “But we’re getting a divorce, we hate each other, and we’re taking it out on air as we sell things … That’s as far as we got.”
This film synopsis gives some serious “Anchorman” vibes to it as two people at the top of their game go through relationship turmoil while also competing with one another, much like Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) in the two “Anchorman” films. With Pitt’s career resurgence coming on the back of his acceptance of his comedic talent and Sandra Bullock finding the same stride in romantic comedies, the idea could have come together as a big hit. This screams Valentine’s Day release. And seriously, who couldn’t use a movie about QVC?
Given the interesting potential in Pitt’s idea, it’s worth noting that he and Bullock had actually cameoed in each other’s films just recently.