So here’s a
solution. Cast Bullock as Beane. Seriously. She hasn’t done any sports films,
has she? (Unless you think of “Speed” as public-transit NASCAR -- and, no, “Blind
Side,” isn’t a sports movie, it’s a racial self-congratulation movie.) She’s
never played a guy has she? Meryl Streep’s done it. Helen Mirren did it, sort
of, playing Bill Nighy’s part in last year’s remake of “State of
So, Hollywood, send Sandra to the plate! If you cast her, they will come. And if they don’t, it at least puts her on the inside track for her next Razzie.
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