Sandra Bullock to Enter Gravity
Posted 10.07.10 by Ryan
Director Alfonso Cuarón hasn't had an easy time casting the lead female role in his
upcoming 3-D space thriller, Gravity. Angelina Jolie was offered the role (twice), but declined (twice), and, while both Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively reportedly tested for the role, Cuarón pursued Natalie Portman instead. However, his search may finally be over.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Sandra Bullock after scheduling conflicts forced Portman to pass on the project.
Bullock will join Robert Downey Jr. in a story about two astronauts stranded after satellite debris destroys their remote space station. Downey's role as the station's team leader is reportedly a supporting role, with Bullock's character taking the focus of the movie as she attempts to find a way home to her daughter.
Cuarón will direct the movie starting next year, from the script he co-wrote with his son, Jonás. The movie will reportedly be 60% CGI, which makes sense as the movie takes place mostly in space.