George Clooney Starring in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' with Bullock

December 16, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

George Clooney in Solaris

Finally a replacement! For a long time, Robert Downey Jr. was attached to star in Alfonso Cuaron's highly anticipated new sci-fi movie Gravity, but the project has gone through quite a bit of pre-production woes, mostly involving casting. Downey Jr. dropped out last month due to scheduling issues and we worried his departure might put this on the shelf again, but thankfully that's not the case. Heat Vision is now reporting that George Clooney will star opposite Sandra Bullock in Gravity, which will put him back up in space like in the Solaris remake from 2002. Remarkably, these two actors haven't been in the same movie before.

Sandra Bullock will star, along with Clooney, as the only two astronauts who survive a disaster on a remote space station and must make the long, grueling journey home to Earth. Clooney's involvement doesn't make him one of the leads, as he (spoiler ahead) apparently doesn't last longer than the first act. Gravity is still a movie about one woman, it's just getting beefed up with big names in the "supporting" areas. With Clooney and Bullock on-board hopefully this means production on Gravity will finally move forward and Cuaron can shoot his ambitious $80 million sci-fi movie next year, as planned, as I'm foaming at the mouth to see it.

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  • Chazzy
    Still pissed that the lead is Bullock. Hate her.
  • blach!
    agreed. bullock is disgusting. that "here's your oscar for making our community so much money" does NOT justify her working with such a talented director. very upset about this.
  • I totally agree with you guys, too! I was going to mention that, but I think everyone's already heard more than enough of my complaining about Sandra Bullock... for now! :)
  • dRailer
    "Remarkably, these two actors havn't been in the same movie before." You spelled "bed" wrong.
  • Xerxex
    HA! I get to be the one to defend Bullock! I'm what's hip! I'm what's happening! I'M BLOWING UP RIGHT NOW!! sorry got carried away. I'm all for Bullock, sure she hasn't been in anything worthwhile in a long time, but with Cuaron's direction I'm sure he will bring out the best in her. So now that that's outta the way, Clooney is good casting.
  • Rachel
    Point taken Just Saying
  • Craig
    Clooney? Fantastic. Bullock? Bleh.
    I think this is great casting. Am I the only one getting sick of Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp in every film .Dont get me wrong they are great actors but Id like to see more diversity out there. I think Clooney and Bullock will have great chemistry!
  • John
    Yeah I don't like Bullock too, her lips gorse me out!
  • tom
    Love Bullock and Clooney. Well done on the deal. Now lets see it!!!
  • jared
    Sandy in space!!! I'm there!!
  • movieman
    sandra bullock is cool. cant wait for this one. casting clooney is a great choice..even better than robert downey
  • Tom Collins
    Thanks for the Spoilers Mr Billington.
  • Dwelle
    Why am I having the feeling Sandra Bullock doesn't really fit in the scene... Either way it's an actress I wouldn't certainly like seeing in the movie.
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  • Elijah
    That SPOILER wasn´t necessary at all in the article! really... Besides, such a liitle warning for that massive spoiler!
  • Oh come on, that's not a HUGE spoiler guys. I only put it in there because as I was writing it, someone reminded me like "he doesn't have a lead role in this." And at first I said "what are you talking about?" but I read the Heat Vision article and it SAYS that right there! It's a small spoiler in the second paragraph that is identified, but it's not that big of a deal, this is a VERY hard thing for them to cover up plus it occurs in the first act of the movie!




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