Bullock, Reynolds reteam for Universal pic
In her first deal since winning an Oscar for “The Blind Side,” Sandra Bullock is reuniting with Ryan Reynolds for the action comedy “Most Wanted” for Universal Pictures.
Anne Fletcher, who directed Bullock and Reynolds in last summer’s box office hit “The Proposal,” is in negotiations to helm. “Most Wanted” is being produced by “The Proposal” producers, Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman.
“Most Wanted” is based on a pitch from writer Pete Chiarelli and Universal’s keeping the logline under wraps. But it’s understood Bullock and Reynolds will portray a couple on the lam, with Bullock playing a criminal while Reynolds plays a federal marshal — with both forced to go on the run together when they’re ambushed on the way to court.
Project, which is in early development, could be Bullock’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning turn in “The Blind Side” if a script comes together quickly and skeds align.
Reynolds and Jonathon Komack-Martin are exec producing through their Dark Trick banner. U’s Erik Baiers will oversee project.
Bullock, Reynolds and Chiarelli are repped by CAA; Chiarelli’s managed by Mosaic. Fletcher is handled by UTA.