Talk about filling big shoes with even bigger feet.
According to THR, director Alfonso Cuaron (Solo Con Tu Pareja) has finally found the man to fill the shoes left vacant by Robert Downey Jr., with regards to his long talked about sci-fi feature, Gravity. And boy, did they ever fill them.
The outlet is reporting that George Clooney has been tapped to take on the film’s role, which despite being filled with such a big name, is actually not the film’s lead. That goes to Sandra Bullock, who is still attached to play the lead, an astronaut who is placed in space with Clooney’s character, until an accident outside of Earth’s gravity. They must race against time to save their ship from an oncoming asteroid field, before it’s too late.
Now, with Bullock still firmly attached to the film, it appears as though it’s getting ready to move forward. Production should start sometime after Clooney finishes shooting his next directorial effort, Ides Of March, and Bullock is done with her next role, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
This will be a return to space for the Solaris lead, and is easily one of the more interesting projects coming down the pipe. Clooney gives this film not only a lot of credibility, but the much needed push over the cliff, into the world of where this will actually get made. And with a film like this, all we can be is thankful for that. I know I sure as hell am.
What do you think about this project?