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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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The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Hurray for the Riff Raff changes - in some ways – Hurray for the Riff Raff's new release, "The Navigator," was a long time coming - slightly more than three years after "Small Town Heroes," a strong roots-disc that found them touring incessantly. A few things have changed in the interim for the New Orleans-based band, but one of them remains the presence of front woman Alynda Lee Segarra.... »»»
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