RDJ Is Cuaron's Space Team Leader

March 16, 2010

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Robert Downey, Jr. cast in a movie that sounds really good? That's right, person from 2001 who knows Downey as a drug addict who just got fired from Ally McBeal. Things have changed--RDJ is cleaned up, he's a big deal again, and he's going to be in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity:

Robert Downey Jr is negotiating a deal to star in Gravity, the 3D space film directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

Downey will play the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the space station, the other team members are decimated by debris from an exploded satellite.

The script for Gravity had been developed originally at Universal with the intention of having Angelina Jolie play the female role. Much of the film is devoted to her struggle to get back to Earth and her daughter. Jolie passed on the project around the time Universal cut it loose.

Also, 2001 time traveler: I have some bad news about Friends.

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