Kathy Bates is set to work with Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, a sports dramedy that John Lee Hancock is directing.
The movie is based on “The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game,” a best-selling novel by Michael Lewis. Blindside follows the true story of football player Michael Oher, who is projected to be one of the first players selected in this year’s NFL draft.
Bates will play a straightforward, practical tutor Bullock hires to help raise Oher, a homeless black teen taken in by Bullock’s affluent white family.
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment signed on Sandra Bullock to star in football drama-comedy The Blindside.
John Lee Hancock (My Dog Skip, The Rookie) wrote the adaptation and is set to direct the feature.
The film is based on “The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game,” by Michael Lewis (“Moneyball”).
As far as Variety reports, the story follows Michael Oher, projected to be one of the first players selected in this year’s NFL draft. He was homeless as a teen and was taken in by a well-to-do family. Bullock will portray the matriarch of the conservative suburban household Oher joins.
Following up on our last report, it appears Sandra Bullock won’t be in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables. However, Stallone himself has confirmed that Oscar winner Forest Whitaker will be a part of the cast after all.
Whitaker is now set to play the CIA liaison who sends the group of mercenaries to South America to overthrow an evil dictator. The cast also includes Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and many others.
Stallone also revealed that he is trying to get Sir Ben Kingsley onboard the project. Shooting begins next month.
JoBlo reports that Sylvester Stallone is after Demolition Man co-star Sandra Bullock to join him in The Expendables, his upcoming action film. Stallone has so far lined up Jason Statham, Jet Li, Forest Whitaker, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren for the film which tells the tale of mercenaries on a mission to take down an evil dictator.
Bullock would play a government agent on the hunt for Stallone’s crew. However, her participation in the film is yet to be a “done deal”, but hopefully it should go through.
Sylvester Stallone also stars in the film and will direct it.