Alcon football pic finds a team mom
EmptySandra Bullock is set to star in "Blindside," a sports dramedy that John Lee Hancock is directing for Alcon Entertainment.
Gil Netter ("Marley & Me") will produce along with Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Alcon also is financing.
Based on "The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game," a best-selling novel by Michael Lewis, "Blindside" tells the true story of football player Michael Oher, projected to be one of the first players selected in this year's NFL draft.
He was a homeless black teen from a broken home who was taken in by a well-to-do white family that saw promise in him. Oher, however, faced a new set of obstacles in his new environment.
Bullock will play Leigh Anne Touhy, the matriarch of the conservative suburban household that takes in Oher.
Hancock ("The Rookie") wrote the adaptation.
Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Tim Bourne are executive producing.
Bullock, repped by CAA and 3 Arts, next appears in "The Proposal," a Touchstone comedy that co-stars Ryan Reynolds, followed by "All About Steve" from Fox.
Hancock, repped by CAA, last wrote and directed "The Alamo." (partialdiff)