John Lee Hancock will direct football film
Sandra Bullock will star in football drama-comedy “The Blindside” for Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment, which will finance and produce.Gil Netter (“Marley and Me”) will produce along with Alcon co-toppers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Tim Bourne will exec produce. John Lee Hancock (“My Dog Skip,” “The Rookie”) has written the adaptation and will direct the feature. Project’s based on “The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game,” by Michael Lewis (“Moneyball”). 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. She will next be seen in “The Proposal,” co-starring Ryan Reynolds for Touchstone, followed by “All About Steve” for Fox. Alcon’s next feature “The Book of Eli,” will open Jan. 15.