'The Blind Side' director may get drafted for AMC college football drama

coach-movieImage Credit: David Gabber/Photorazzi/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/Photorazzi/PR PhotosAMC is nearing a deal to get into business with John Lee Hancock, director of The Blind Side. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable net is eying The Wreck, a drama that revolves around a big-name football coach at a Southern university who has one season to turn his team back into winners or he’s fired. Hancock would be among the executive producers of the pilot, which is written by Graham Gordy (The Love Guru, just pretend you didn’t know that) and Michael Fuller. What do you think?

The “coach has one last chance” scenario may sound a bit cliché, but you know, that’s what happens in sports. If the show could connect with viewers like Friday Night Lights did, they’d have a faithful audience. It will all come down to the writing and casting. Who would you like to see play the coach? Jon Hamm’s probably too young/busy. Mark Harmon, who was the starting quarterback for UCLA for two seasons in the 1970s, has that little show on CBS. Maybe this is a project to bring Kurt Russell or Kevin Costner to TV?

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  • Lorie

    Kurt Russell gets my vote.

  • Sally in Chicago

    Kurt Russell….TV dramas are a right fit for past movie stars…Hollywood isn’t writing for them anymore…TV is.

    • Cabdikariinnuur

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  • Josh

    Come on, Kyle Chandler is available, and who wouldnt like more of his coach?

  • Ceballos

    I don’t know if he’s looking to do TV, but Hancock has worked with Dennis Quaid a couple of times. Just sayin’.

    • Nolma

      GB and I have been CFing since late ’08 early ’09. His box is in Corpus Cristi, TX now but we used our base’s globo gym when we were stationed togteher in Lemoore. Last I checked he doesn’t really follow CFE. I could be wrong as I haven’t checked with him on it in a bit. I do know that he is adimently(sp) against LSD and gave me a stern talking to once about saying I was logging miles for a marathon.

  • Sharon

    I have an even better idea – move Friday Night Lights to AMC. I think it would be a perfect fit – it’s a quality show that has a small but devoted audience. We don’t need ANOTHER football show, we need to find a home for Friday Night Lights that will allow it to continue to be aired after next season.

  • Carolyn Matthews

    Michael Fuller is a very talented writer and can continue to create excellent scripts for the show. He is also very handsome and a great actor!

  • lindz

    Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are (sadly) available by the end of July. So sad they didn’t get the respect they deserved from Emmys…

  • mj

    Vincent D’Onofrio as the coach?

  • Oscar

    You are doing it girl!! I have made a promise that I am going to FitBloggin Next year! Do you have any idea where it will be???Nope! I think they are still deidncig. I vote for Atlanta!

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