Sandra Bullock to star in football flick ”Blindside”

February 19th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Sandra Bullock is set to star in football drama-comedy The Blindside, which will be financed and produced by Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment.

Along with Gil Netter (Marley and Me), the film will be produced by Alcon co-toppers including Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Tim Bourne will exec produce the film based on The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game by Michael Lewis (Moneyball).

John Lee Hancock (My Dog Skip, The Rookie) has written the big screen adaptation and will also direct project.

The film traces the story of Michael Oher, who is projected to be one of the first players selected in this year’’s NFL draft.

Shown homeless as a teen, he was later taken in by a well-to-do family, reports The Variety.

Bullock will portray the matriarch of the conservative suburban household Oher joins.

The Miss Congeniality actress will next be seen in The Proposal, co-starring Ryan Reynolds for Touchstone, followed by All About Steve for Fox. (ANI)

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