Clooney and Bullock in 'Gravity'
Oscar winners George Clooney and Sandra Bullock will co-star in the sci-fi thriller
Gravity, to be directed by Alfonso Cuaron (
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ending a series of casting delays for the film.
The story of a female astronaut stranded in space, who after repairing the Hubble Telescope attempts to return to Earth to reunite with her daughter. Clooney also plays an astronaut who survives the disaster.
The original leads were Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. but due to scheduling conflicts actors the backed out, reports Hollywood blog TheWrap. Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman were also considered in the female lead role.
Production is set to begin in spring after Clooney directs Ides of March, with Ryan Gosling ( Blue Valentine) and Paul Giamatti ( Duplicity), a political drama about a dirty election campaign, adapted from a play by Beau Willimon.
Bullock is also scheduled to shoot Most Wanted, paired again in a romantic caper with Ryan Reynolds ( The Proposal) as well as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close with Tom Hanks, based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.
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