Robert Downey, Jr. in Negotiations to Star in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity
Posted 03.13.10 by BrentJS
According to Deadline, Robert Downey Jr. is in negotiations to star in director Alfonso Cuarón's (Children of Men) 3-D space thriller, Gravity. This would be a coup for the project, which was picked up from Universal by Warner Bros. in a turnaround deal, only to have the only star attached to the movie, Angelina Jolie, abruptly drop out.
Written by Cuarón and his 28-year-old son, Jonás, Gravity was originally described as the tale of the lone female survivor of a team assigned to a remote space station desperately struggling to return to her daughter on earth. However, the Deadline article describes the plot as having two survivors: the female role that Jolie would have played, and a male role that Downey, Jr. is in talks to fill. It's unclear if the original plot description was inaccurate or if the second survivor was added to the script to accommodate Downey, Jr. No other actors are attached to the movie at this time.
David Heyman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) of Legendary Pictures is producing Gravity for Warner Bros. Production is expected to begin this summer in London.