Sandra Bullock Signs On For DESPICABLE ME Spin-Off

Sandra Bullock Signs On For DESPICABLE ME Spin-OffAcademy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has signed on to portray Scarlet Overkill, the villain character of the forthcoming 3D animated DESPICABLE ME sequel/spin-off, MINIONS. No announcement has been made if it will feature extensive musical numbers such as the original 2010 DESPICABLE ME famously did, written by Neptunes frontman Pharrell Williams.

MINIONS is set for release in December 2014. describes the plot of MINIONS as follows: "This spinoff establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history's most ambitiously evil villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately destroy all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru. With no more super-villains to serve, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world's first female super-villain."

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DESPICABLE ME 2, starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan and Al Pacino will be released on July 3, 2013.


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