Sandra Bullock has signed on to star in a football movie based on the real-life story of an underprivileged teen who goes on to become one of the nation’s most sought after players.
In ‘Blindside,’ Bullock will play the woman whose well-to-do family takes in football player Michael Oher, who was escaping a past of foster homes and being on the streets, according to Variety. Oher is widely expected to be a top pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
The film — based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game,” by Michael Lewis — is being produced by ‘Marley & Me”s Gil Netter for Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment, Variety says.
Studio bosses at the helm of SANDRA BULLOCK’s latest film ALL ABOUT STEVE have pushed back the release date – because there are so many romantic-comedies currently competing for a slice of box office success.
The film was slated to hit theatres in the U.S. on 6 March (09) but has been possibly held from the market until the autumn.
Twentieth Century Fox have reportedly decided to delay the film due to the fact so many female-marketed movies are vying for cinemagoers attentions at the the same time.
All About Steve’s release would have been up against newly-released Confessions of a Shopaholic and Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore’s star-studded rom-com He’s Just Not That In To You – which shot straight to the top of the U.S. box office earlier this month (Feb09).
More than three years into her marriage to Jesse James, Sandra Bullock says she enjoys being a stepmom – though she hasn’t ruled out having her own children as well.
“I have family in spades,” Bullock, 44, tells InStyle for its March issue. The actress’s husband has three children – son Jesse Jr., 11, and daughters Chandler, 14, and Sunny, 5 – from two previous marriages.
“Everything we do is about the kids,” she says. I haven’t had children biologically. I had shut that off; then I met Jesse, and it turned on again. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s that feeling.’ ”
But pregnancy isn’t on the immediate horizon, says Bullock.
“We realized we had to take care of some other things on this planet first,” she says. “I hope to God when we get to a place where all is safe, calm, happy and healthy, it’s not too late.”
Still, she says, “If I waited too long, it’s because we were supposed to do other things. If it is just too late? There are millions of children on this planet that I would be honored to call my own.”
As for her marriage, the All About Steve star says her husband loves her unconditionally. “Thankfully I married someone who loves me just the way I am – and all the nuttiness that goes into me,” Bullock says.
“My greatest joy is making our home what it’s supposed to be,” she says. “Being a good wife, a good stepmom, a good current wife to the ex-wife. We’re a family.”