Natalie Portman Offered Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity

September 7, 2010 by  
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natalieportman210x300Early reviews for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan must have really struck a chord with Alfonso Cuaron as he’s offered the prize role in his next movie, Gravity, to star Natalie Portman.

After Angelina Jolie repeatedly turned down the lead role, for some reason, Alfonso started looking at superhero movie stars; Green Lantern’s Blake Lively and Iron Man 2’s Scarlett Johannson.

Well now Natalie Portman, star of the upcoming Thor movie, has been offered the part of a female astronaut, whose crewmates have been killed in a collision with space debris, leaving her stranded on a space station. The movie is to be shot in 3D and though the technology has had its ups and downs, we suspect that 3D is safe in Alfonso’s hands. It had better be – it’s costing $80 million to make.

Robert Downey Jr. has also signed on for a supporting role and Portman is expected to make her decision shortly, according to Risky Business Blog. Shooting is slated to begin at the end of January 2011 and there’s not a lot of wiggle room there – Downey Jr. has other big projects in the works (The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Sherlock Holmes 2)and can’t afford to wait around for a leading lady to show up.

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