Breaking: George Clooney Orbiting ‘Gravity’

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Warner Bros has confirmed that George Clooney is set.

EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that George Clooney is now in talks to replace Robert Downey Jr in starring alongside Sandra Bullock in Gravity, the Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures 3D film … Read More »

Comments 40

Robert Downey Jr. Exiting ‘Gravity?’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing scheduling problems have made Robert Downey Jr. suddenly doubtful for Gravity, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Warner Bros space film that weathered a bunch of setbacks before finding its footing when it landed Sandra Bullock for the lead female role. Now, Warner Bros is denying Downey will exit, despite what I’m hearing. The studio is saying they expect to work out the scheduling problems, and executives certainly have access to Downey at the moment because he’s junketing the Todd Phillips-directed Due Date. I’m also hearing that Bullock is among those lobbying him to stay. A Downey exit is a blow: just wait until you see what he brings to Due Date. But it’s not necessarily fatal, because he was playing a supporting part. Read More »

Comments (17)

And In Other Deals…

Mike Fleming

Warner Bros has bought a pitch that will be developed to re-team The Proposal star Sandra Bullock and director Anne Fletcher. The script will be written by Pamela Falk and … Read More »

Comments (5)

Will Sandy Bullock Board ‘Gravity’ Now That Natalie Portman Is Out?

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Insiders say that Warner Bros is making a full court press for Sandra Bullock to play the role of a space station team member who tries to find her way back to earth and her daughter after the space station she is working on is destroyed by a debris field from an exploded asteroid. Bullock, coming off the Oscar win for The Blind Side, certainly has the drawing power and the chops to hold the screen. Numerous actresses have wanted to make the film because it is ambitious and original, and also because for the opportunity to work with director Alfonso Cuaron, which is a major reason Robert Downey Jr. agreed to co-star. Portman’s reps confirmed that she won’t star in Gravity, citing scheduling conflicts. Read More »

Comments 65

Natalie Portman In “Gravity” Orbit

Mike Fleming

What fortuitous timing for Natalie Portman’s tour de force in Black Swan to be unveiled on the festival circuit! The Oscar buzz for her performance certainly helped Portman get the offer for the female lead in the Alfonso Cuaron-directed 3D … Read More »

Comments (3)

Angelina Jolie Pass Puts ‘Gravity’ In Shaky Orbit For Warner Bros

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Gravity, the 3D film that Warner Bros is mobilizing with director Alfonso Cuaron and Robert Downey Jr., is suddenly in danger of falling back to earth after Angellina Jolie said no to a full court press and a big … Read More »

Comments 187