AMC eyeing drama from 'Blind Side' helmer

7:42 PM PST 06/23/2010 by James Hibberd, AP

THR EXCLUSIVE

AMC is near a deal to acquire a drama from "The Blind Side" director John Lee Hancock.

"The Wreck," set in the world of Southern college football, centers on the high-profile head coach of a once-legendary team that has just finished a losing season. The school gives the coach one last chance to turn the team into winners or he's fired.

The project is from the writing team of Graham Gordy and Michael Fuller and is produced by Anonymous Content. The production company and Hancock also serve as executive producers.
AMC is expected to pick up the project for development, joining its slate.

After getting accolades for its first two dramas, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," the network has a healthy lineup of hourlongs coming down the pipeline. That includes the political thriller "Rubicon," which debuts in August, and zombie apocalypse thriller "The Walking Dead," set to bow in October.
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