Bullock takes 2000's 'Tango'


Sandra Bullock has set her sights on the world of tango and Argentina. Through her Fortis Films, the actress-producer is set to produce a film version of Marina Palmer's memoir "Kiss & Tango" with an eye to star for Fox 2000 Pictures.

Bullock will produce with Denise Di Novi and her Di Novi Pictures.

Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the book and is in final negotiations with screenwriter Nicole Perlman for an adaptation. The story centers on an American woman who goes to Argentina, falls in love with a man and a culture and rediscovers herself in the process.

Palmer was a New York advertising executive who quit her job and chased her dreams in Buenos Aires, where she has remained.

"I'm thrilled with this deal," Palmer said. "I think this is a great fit for Sandra Bullock and my book."

Fox 2000's Erin Lindsey is the executive attached to the project, with Elizabeth Gabler overseeing.

Bullock, Palmer and Di Novi are all represented by CAA. Bullock recently appeared in Warner Independent Pictures' "Infamous" and will next be seen in Sony Pictures' "Premonition," set to bow in March.

Brian Byrnes reported from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Nicole Sperling reported from Los Angeles.