Tim McGraw’s New Movie Has Double Premiere
Tim McGraw's new movie, 'The Blind Side,' will premiere first in his hometown and then in the Big Apple, with events set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's Regal Green Hills theater and Nov. 17 at New York's Ziegfeld theater. Tim is expected to walk both red carpets. In New York, he'll be joined by co-stars Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins and Jae Head, as well as director John Lee Hancock and author Michael Lewis, who penned the book that inspired the movie.
'The Blind Side' is the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. As a football player and student, Oher, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. Oher was recently a first-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected by the Baltimore Ravens. He's expected to walk the New York red carpet with his foster parents, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, who are played by Sandra and Tim in the movie.
Tim says the reason he decided to take on the role of Sean Tuohy in 'The Blind Side' was because of how moved he was by the story. "When I read the script, I didn't know if I wanted to do another football movie, I didn't know if I wanted to play a dad again, and so both of these things came in one script," he explains. "And after reading the script, it was such an inspirational story, and then I knew Sandy (Sandra Bullock) was involved ... So, reading the script and really falling in love with the story, the heart of the story, and that's what this story is ultimately about is heart."
Tim has also starred in a handful of other movies, including 2004's 'Black Cloud' and 'Friday Night Lights,' 2006's 'Flicka,' 2007's 'The Kingdom' and last year's holiday film, 'Four Christmases.' The country superstar is also reportedly getting prepared to film a new movie with Gwyneth Paltrow.
'The Blind Side' is set to hit theaters nationwide on Nov. 20th.