Miss Congeniality takes in Footballer

Sandra ‘The roles must be starting to dry up’ Bullock has signed to star in a new sports dramedy called “Blindside”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The John Lee Hancock-directed pic tells the true story of football player Michael Oher, who is projected to be one of the first players selected in this year’s NFL draft. Oher was a homeless black teen from a broken home who was taken in by a well-to-do white family that saw extraordinary promise in him. Oher, however, faced a new set of obstacles once in his new environment. Bullock will play Leigh Anne Touhy, the affluent matriarch of the conservative suburban household that takes in Oher.

The actress, who next appears in “The Proposal,” the Touchstone comedy which co-stars Ryan Reynolds, really needs a hit at this stage in her career – from the outset the game does seem to be in it’s final quarter for Sandy. It’s ironic that she was actually the talented one in “Speed”, hey?