Over the last few months, about the only news story to grab more headlines than the BP oil spill is the continuing saga of America's sudden sweetheart, Sandra Bullock. So when reports emerged that she had agreed to her first project since winning an Oscar for 'The Blind Side,' more tongues began wagging than a pack of dogs inside a steakhouse. Now, though, Bullock's agents have issued a statement: Not so fast.

Yes, according to the Los Angeles Times, Bullock would like everyone to chill out a little bit, because her reported role in 'Most Wanted' will apparently not be her next project. Bullock's participation in the film, a romantic comedy that would re-team her with 'The Proposal' co-star Ryan Reynolds, was announced earlier this week to a flurry of groans from the media, who were hoping for more Oscar-bait from the actress instead of a return to lighter fare. Over the last few months, about the only news story to grab more headlines than the BP oil spill is the continuing saga of America's sudden sweetheart, Sandra Bullock. So when reports emerged that she had agreed to her first project since winning an Oscar for 'The Blind Side,' more tongues began wagging than a pack of dogs inside a steakhouse. Now, though, Bullock's agents have issued a statement: Not so fast.

Yes, according to the Los Angeles Times, Bullock would like everyone to chill out a little bit, because her reported role in 'Most Wanted' will apparently not be her next project. Bullock's participation in the film, a romantic comedy that would re-team her with 'The Proposal' co-star Ryan Reynolds, was announced earlier this week to a flurry of groans from the media, who were hoping for more Oscar-bait from the actress instead of a return to lighter fare.

No worries, says her rep, Kevin Huvane.

"[Bullock] is simply attached to the project, which is currently in development. This is not her next film," Huvane stated to sighs of relief from critics, if not from the fans who pushed 'The Proposal' to a $317 million worldwide take.

"There are several projects of many different genres that Ms. Bullock is presently considering and has not committed to any of them at this time," he continued. "The next project that will follow her Oscar will be chosen carefully and with a great deal of thought."

So why was such a statement necessary, especially regarding a project that doesn't even have a script yet? Chalk it up to the massive over-analyzation of Bullock's every move following a whirlwind year, which saw her reclaim her status as an A-list box office draw ('The Proposal'), win an Oscar ('The Blind Side') and become tabloid fodder thanks to her cheating husband. And now, based on some of the commentary following the announcement of 'Most Wanted,' Bullock apparently finds herself in an almost no-win situation: Everyone is rooting for her to succeed, but only in a very specific way that validates their image of what a post-Oscar, post-breakup actress should be.

Personally, we kinda think Bullock has earned the right to do just about any damn thing she pleases. But what do you think? Do you want to see her another romantic comedy, or should she focus on more serious roles? Let her and her agent know how you really feel:

What Should Sandra Bullock Do Next?
'Most Wanted' sounds great!881 (5.6%)
I want to see her serious side again!627 (4.0%)
Whatever she wants to do, I'm there!13133 (82.9%)
Nobody will care anymore once some new scandal hits Hollywood.1209 (7.6%)
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