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Gravity is Working Against Me

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 13, 2010 |

Not too long ago, we reported that Angelina Jolie was circling Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, which is about the leader of a space station and another colleague, who travel outside the space station only to see their team blown to smithereens. It is then up to the man and woman to find their way back to Earth and their family, presumably with only limited resources. Like, a screwdriver and some duct tape?

Anyway, Jolie fell off the project, as actors are wont to do, and now it appears that Robert Downey, Jr. is now attached as the team leader. This is good news for both fans of Robert Downey, Jr. — who we’d like to continue taking a few roles outside of potential franchises — and Alfonso Cuarón, who hasn’t made a feature since making one of the best movies of last decade, Children of Men, which was largely rejected by commercial audiences and, ultimately, the *headupass* Academy.

Filming is expected to begin this summer, and the good news there is that it allows RDJ time enough to make this film and still begin Sherlock Holmes 2, which is expected to begin shooting in the fall.

The premise itself also sounds infinitely intriguing, if Cuarón can keep the dramatic tension high with two people potentially floating out in space for two hours. Also: That’s one horrifying thought.

(Source: Deadline Hollywood)

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