Tim McGraw set to co-star in "The Blind Side"
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
– Tim McGraw will co-star with Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side." Shooting begins at the end of the month in Atlanta.
McGraw will play patriarch Sean Touhy, husband of Bullock's character Leigh Anne. The film is based on the best selling novel by Michael Lewis, "The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game," and tells the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American teen from a broken household who is taken in by a well-to-do white family that sees extraordinary promise in him. Oher's real life success will be highlighted next month when he is expected to be a first round pick at the NFL draft.
Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment is financing and producing the feature. Gil Netter ("Marley and Me") will produce the film along with Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Molly Smith ("P.S. I Love You"), Erwin Stoff ("The Lake House"), and Tim Bourne ("Mr. 3000") will executive produce. John Lee Hancock ("The Rookie") has written the adaptation and will direct the feature.
McGraw most recently co-starred in "Four Christmases," co-starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, for New Line Cinema.
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