Church eyes 'About Steve' role


Thomas Haden Church is in negotiations to co-star opposite Sandra Bullock in the comedy "All About Steve" for Fox 2000 (HR 6/25).

Phil Traill will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which begins shooting in the summer.

The story centers on a brilliant crossword constructor (Bullock) who, after one short date, decides that a CNN cameraman (Church) is her true love. Because the cameraman's job takes him hither and yon, she crisscrosses the country, turning up at media events as she tries to convince him that they are perfect for each other. She fails in this objective but falls in with a band of misfits who appreciate her for who she is.

Bullock is producing through her Fortis Films shingle. Mary McLaglen is executive producing alongside Underground Films' Nicholas Osborne and Trevor Engelson.