Bullock set to star in ‘Proposal’

Kurtzman, Orci to exec produce rom-com

Sandra Bullock has been tapped to star in Touchstone Pictures’ romantic comedy “The Proposal.”

Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing; Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will exec produce.

Peter Chiarelli script concerns a demanding female boss faced with deportation to Canada who agrees to a sham engagement and marriage with her young male assistant. A director has yet to be named.

Longtime collaborators Kurtzman and Orci penned “Mission Impossible III,” as well as upcoming Dream Works/Paramount features “Transformers” and “Star Trek.” Duo are producing “2012” and “The 28th Amendment” for Warner Bros. and “Red Cell” for New Line.

Tyro scribe Chiarelli was director of development at MGM, supervising production of “The Pink Panther” and “The Amityville Horror.” In 2005, he moved to DreamWorks to run Kurtzman/Orci Prods., where his projects included “Eagle Eye,” “Nightlife” and “Red Cell.”

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