George Clooney Steps into Gravity
12.17.10 by Ryan
THR reports that George Clooney has joined the cast of director Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space thriller Gravity in the role previously held by Robert Downey Jr..
Cuarón has had a difficult time assembling a cast for the project, including a prolonged search for a lead actress after Angelina Jolie dropped out for a second time. Then, when Sandra Bullock was cast in the lead role, Downey dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, leaving the door open for Clooney.
Gravity follows the crew of a remote space station fighting for survival after an accident destroys the station. Clooney's role is more of a supporting role, but is still considered pivotal. With Clooney cast, the project is now eying a spring production start.