Variety says that Sandra Bullock will star in football drama-comedy The Blindside for Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment, which will finance and produce.
John Lee Hancock (My Dog Skip, The Rookie) has written the adaptation and will direct the feature.
The project is based on “The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game,” by Michael Lewis (“Moneyball”). 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.