It’s almost like someone knew that info would emerge yesterday that Angelina Jolie had declined (again) to star in Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity, putting the project in jeopardy. Because in a script review written just prior to that revelation, the idea of Scarlett Johansson or Blake Lively playing the central role is discussed, and roundly dismissed. “There’s no way Johansson and Lively are going to be in this movie…Everything depends on the actress playing the part of Ryan…[and] neither has anything approaching what is needed to play this part. Not in a million years.”
Take that as you will, but it is an interesting underline to the idea that Warner Bros. is reluctant to make the film without a high-caliber actress in the lead. While we wait to hear what will happen next at WB, the script review gives us a clearer picture than ever of why the movie might be a huge challenge to make, but also suggests that, if that challenge is met, if could be a very unique project. Read More »
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If you’ve been following along with the news about Alfonso Cuarón‘s gestating space thriller Gravity, you might be a bit confused by this headline. Angelina Jolie had been courted to star in the film, but passed on it way back in February. That has led to months of screen tests and discussions with other actresses. But Warner Bros. really wanted Jolie. Because without someone with her pull, spending $80m on an esoteric space movie with a female lead who is onscreen along for much of the time evidently seems like too much of a risk.
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Who will play the female lead opposite Robert Downey, Jr., in Alfonso Cuarón‘s upcoming film Gravity? Scarlett Johansson has been the name attached for several months, but last week there was a rumor that Blake Lively was gunning for the role. At the time the news seemed insubstantial, but now there is reason to believe that Lively has a better shot at the role than we’d previously thought. Read More »
First up, this is not Gravity as in the Alfonso Cuarón 3D sci-fi space thriller that will have an insane opening shot.
No, this is an altogether different film called Gravity. This one has been described as ‘The Day After Tomorrow meets Taken,’ and Clash of the Titans and The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier is now attached to direct. Read More »
We have a few updates on Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D sci-fi space thriller Gravity starring Robert Downey Jr.. The film will apparently be 60% CGI, shot using a high balance of hybrid CG and live action elements like Avatar. And fans of Cuaron’s long continuous takes will be excited to learn that the opening shot will last at least 20 minutes.
When will this movie be in theaters? I want it now! More information after the jump.
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A couple weeks back it was reported that Angelina Jolie pulled out of Wanted 2 to pursue another film: Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller titled Gravity.A few days later a conflicting report suggested that Jolie would not be starring in Gravity after all, but instead be part of the Bret Easton Ellis-scripted The Golden Suicides. And now Mike Fleming has learned that Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to star in the film instead of Jolie.
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First we heard that Angelina Jolie opted out of a Wanted sequel to star in Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller Gravity. But then we learned that Gravity might not be next for Jolie after all (although I’ve heard she’s still in talks). Now The Hollywood Reporter has word that Jolie is in talks was filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler) to develop a big-screen adaptation of Ron Rash‘s 2008 book Serena: A Novel.
Christopher Kyle wrote a screenplay for the project, but the script is said to require more work before both Aronofsky and Jolie would go into production. Kyle penned two movies for Kathryn Bigelow, The Weight of Water and K-19: The Widowmaker, as well as Oliver Stone’s Alexander, and a couple episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street.
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Earlier this week it was reported that Angelina Jolie had dropped out of Wanted 2, effectively killing that film (no great loss) and that she would instead star in Alfonso Cuarón‘s upcoming ‘space thriller’ Gravity. Cuarón doing a space thriller? Fantastic. Doing it with Jolie’s financial pull? Potentially incredible.
But now it seems the report on Gravity may have been premature, and that Jolie isn’t doing the film after all. Another minor report, meanwhile, suggests she could be part of the Bret Easton Ellis-scripted The Golden Suicides. Read More »