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Cuaron Can't Get Any Ladies in 'Gravity'; Turns to Sandra Bullock

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Who do you turn to when Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman turn you down? Why, Sandra Bullock, apparently. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has started talks with the The Net actress to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi film in a part that's said to be largely a one-woman-show. So, we've got a respectable director, RDJ, Cast Away-style Oscar potential--sounds like a plum role and an obvious choice, yeah? SO YOU'D THINK. Except Jolie and Portman have already walked away from the part! What in the world!? Both said it was due to scheduling, not script, so hopefully that's the case--or at least a case of girls hating sci-fi, as my university's Sci-Fi Club demographics would attest to--because I'm pretty excited about what the Children of Men director has for us. Incidentally, if Bullock does take the part, I'm pretty sure it will be the first time I've cared about anything Sandra Bullock has done since Speed. I'm sorry, but no matter how much attention they're given, The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality 2, The Lake House, and even the one where you married an unfaithful neo-Nazi just can't hold my attention.

  • September 7, 2010
    With Angelina Jolie having rejected multiple pleas to star in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, Warner Bros. has reportedly offered Natalie Portman the chance to play the lead in the sci-fi drama. Robert Downey Jr. is already signed to co-star, though the film is said to rest almost en... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2010
    Robert Downey, Jr. cast in a movie that sounds really good? That's right, person from 2001 who knows Downey as a drug addict who just got fired from Ally McBeal. Things have changed--RDJ is cleaned up, he's a big deal again, and he's going to be in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity: Ro... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2010
    Even Angelina Jolie knows when it comes down to a sequel to Wanted or a new sci-fi film from the director of Children of Men, that ain't no choice at all: Vulture just heard the actress has pulled out of the planned Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel at Universal, and the studi... / Continue →
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