Cuaron Can't Get Any Ladies in 'Gravity'; Turns to Sandra Bullock

October 7, 2010


Who do you turn to when Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman turn you down? Why, Sandra Bullock, apparently. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has started talks with the The Net actress to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi film in a part that's said to be largely a one-woman-show. So, we've got a respectable director, RDJ, Cast Away-style Oscar potential--sounds like a plum role and an obvious choice, yeah? SO YOU'D THINK. Except Jolie and Portman have already walked away from the part! What in the world!? Both said it was due to scheduling, not script, so hopefully that's the case--or at least a case of girls hating sci-fi, as my university's Sci-Fi Club demographics would attest to--because I'm pretty excited about what the Children of Men director has for us. Incidentally, if Bullock does take the part, I'm pretty sure it will be the first time I've cared about anything Sandra Bullock has done since Speed. I'm sorry, but no matter how much attention they're given, The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality 2, The Lake House, and even the one where you married an unfaithful neo-Nazi just can't hold my attention.

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