Way before Sandra Bullock was cast as the lead in the blockbuster movie, “The Blind Side,” execs at 20th Century Fox wanted Julia Roberts to star in the film.
Roberts turned down the role. Fox reportedly wanted to alter the script and change the lead to a male.
The film is based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Caucasian interior decorator in Memphis who adopts a homeless African American teen and assists the young man in achieving academic and athletic success. He is presently a starter for the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. Excerpt, for more CLICK HERE