Archive for October, 2009
Update 10/28/09: The previous trailer had been removed, so here’s one like the video on the The Blind Side website.
Update 8/4/09: The Blind Side movie trailer has just been released. Looks like a winner! The movie is scheduled to begin November 20, 2009.
Above: Michael Oher, Sean Tuohy & Sandra Bullock
Update 4/26/09: Congratulations to Michael Oher who was picked 23rd in the NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens 4/25/09. This story from Bloomberg says, “University of Mississippi offensive lineman Michael Oher didn’t try to hide the “tears of joy” that streamed down his cheeks after he was selected 23rd by the Baltimore Ravens in round one of the National Football League draft.
Here’s a recent story from the LA Times about “The Blind Side” movie and the casting of Quinton Aaron, the actor to play Michael Oher. It also reports that the role of Sean Tuohy will be played by Tim McGraw.
Original Post 2/23/09: The book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” about Briarcrest Christian School and Ole Miss football standout Michael Oher from Memphis will soon be made into a movie. “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” was written by Michael Lewis in 2006 . ”The book tells the true story of Memphian Michael Oher and his road from a virtually homeless inner city child to his adoption by the Tuohy’s and evolution into a top college prospect.”
Today Sandra Bullock visited Briarcrest Christian High School in Cordova reportedly to research her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy. Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy adopted Michael when he was a teenager. It is reported that Bryan Lay will play the role of Michael Oher. Actually, Quinton Aaron will play the role of Michael Oher. Here’s a synopsis of the Blind Side, Michael Oher’s story “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.”
Michael Oher is predicted to be a first round NFL draft pick in April.
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Bryan Lay, LA Times, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Memphis, Memphis Business Journal, Michael Lewis, Michael Oher, Movie Trailer, NFL, Quinton Aaron, Reuters, Sandra Bullock, Sean Tuohy, The Blind Side, Tim McGraw, WHBQ
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Memphis-based movie, “The Grace Card“, begins filming in Memphis next week, according to local TV station WMC-TV . They say, “Louis Gossett, Jr. headlines the story of a prejudiced white cop struggling through personal tragedy when he’s assigned to work with a black cop recently promoted ahead of him.”
“Joiner will portray Memphis police officer Mac McDonald, a bitter and angry soul who blames his downward spiral on minorities, “the system” and God. When he’s assigned to work with an African-American pastor-cop named Sam, who was just promoted instead of Mac, it seems things can’t get any worse. But when a routine burglary call goes horribly wrong, Mac hits bottom and faces the loss of his career, his family and any reason to go on.”
Starring with Gossett and Joiner is Memphis native Michael Higgenbottom playing Joiner’s partner. This will be Higgenbottom’s first feature film according to WHBQ-TV. They report, “Producer David Evans says, “90% of our cast and crew is right here in Memphis, Tennessee.”
According to WMC-TV, ”Producers say the city itself is a central character, and the Memphis Police Department will be vital to the story. “I think it’s going to be a good thing,” Police Director Larry Godwin said. Godwin is cooperating with the filmmakers, allowing them rare access to life on the force. “There’s a positive side of it,” he said. “We like to play a role in that.”