Wow, it seems the stream of Gravity news just won’t stop. Mark my words, this is a film destined to have a lot of development problems. But before we can start talking about filming, Gravity needs a lead first. And WB has plenty of those in mind. You want to hear the list again? Well, of course you do! Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, and Blake Lively are all potential leads. But as of now, it seems Warner is lobbying hard for Sandra Bullock.
Cinema Blend claims that Warner Bros. pick for the lead role in Gravity is Miss Queen of Hollywood herself. And why not? Bullock has a great track record, and would certainly bring in more people to the theater then Natalie Portman (who is the other serious contender for the role). And when you can’t get Angelina Jolie, what “huge” star other then Bullock is really left? Even most of the names on this list aren’t very famous. Now, we’re just waiting for Portman to decide if she wants the role. But even if she does, that doesn’t mean she’ll get the part. If Bullock wants the role, then what shall follow is a battle between director Alfonso Cuaron’s pick and Warner’s pick. And for all we know, another actress can be added in that time. So, in conclusion, who the hell knows with Gravity.
The film reportedly follows a female astronaut who tries to make her way back to Earth after a satellite crash causes a chain reaction of other crashes. It’s said to be largely CGI, and feature many long, continuous shots. The film was written by Alfonso Cuaron’s son, Jonas. Robert Downey Jr. will be playing an (as of now) unspecified role. If things go well, we can expect Gravity to come out sometime in 2012. Or, worse case scenario, a black hole comes along and swallows Gravity right up. See what I did there? A little astronomical humor to brighten up your day.
But yeah, Gravity might die.