Sandra Bullock (The Proposal), Tim McGraw (Friday Night Lights) and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Revolutionary Road') star in Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures' The Blind Side,'' which depicts the remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher.
A homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, Oher (Quinton Aaron) is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential on and off the football field. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
The Blind Side is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie), who also wrote the screenplay based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, by Michael Lewis. Gil Netter, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing the film with Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Tim Bourne serving as executive producers.