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Old September 7 2010, 04:48 PM   #16
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Re: 'Gravity' (2012) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón 3D sci-fi space thriller

I don't go into movies looking for good science, so this should be fun. There is fiction in the term after all.
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Old September 7 2010, 06:34 PM   #17
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Natalie Portman has been offered the lead in "Gravity". I would be really happy if she took the part...
Just by virtue of the director, this was already on my "must-see" list. I don't particularly care for Jolie, so news that Portman may instead be taking over that role has me thrilled.
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Old September 7 2010, 08:57 PM   #18
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The script was great...I've been excited for this since the moment it was announced a few months ago and as I stated I hope Portman accepts, she'd be brilliant in the lead female role and it'd be interesting to see her opposite Robert Downey Jr. whom I don't believe she's ever worked with before.
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Old September 8 2010, 07:14 PM   #19
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Apparently Portman hasn't actually been offered this role; according to her publicist, it's just a rumor.
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Old September 8 2010, 08:28 PM   #20
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Wow...Curaron is having a tough time filling that female lead as I thought he would...hopefully he gets someone other than Jolie.
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Old September 8 2010, 08:57 PM   #21
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According to some stories, Jolie turned the role down twice.
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Old September 8 2010, 08:59 PM   #22
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^ Yep that's what I read as well.
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Old September 9 2010, 06:54 PM   #23
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Apparently Portman hasn't actually been offered this role; according to her publicist, it's just a rumor.
The Hollywood Reporter is a reputable publication.
It's website has a blog called 'Risky Business'. From Monday:
In the wake of "Swan" notices, Cuaron finally got the green light from the studio to relay the offer to Portman without requiring a screen test.
Portman, who couldn't make it to Telluride's "Swan" screenings Sunday, is expected to read the latest version of the script this week and make her decision shortly.
But the role now is Portman's if she feels up for it. As an added benefit to the studio, even with a nice raise, her salary would only come in at about half of Jolie's.
"Gravity" is slated to shoot at the end of January
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Old September 9 2010, 08:01 PM   #24
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Downey could just play the female role too, right?
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Old September 10 2010, 02:12 AM   #25
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Portman's previous efforts at acting in front of a green-screen don't particularly inspire confidence, but then, there's a huge difference between the modern George Lucas and Alfonso Cuaron in terms of giving actors direction.
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I hope Portman accepts. There really aren't a lot of other female stars with the acting chops to pull of a one woman show like this who are also a big enough draw at the box office to justify the relatively big budget.
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Old September 10 2010, 07:52 PM   #27
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If this were a sci-fi space thriller set during the Victorian era, Keira Knightley would so be all over this.
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Old September 10 2010, 10:38 PM   #28
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I'm skeptical about Portman in such a role as this. Very skeptical.

First, her frailness is not exactly what one pictures for such a character. (an astronaut)

Second, perhaps Cuaron can motivate her better than Lucas could (one would hope so) - but my impression from the prequels was also that she was more of a "reactor" than an "actor". (and by that I mean someone who has a hard time getting into the role without being surrounded by proper sets and other actors in character) But I confess I have not seem all of her work. She clearly can do very well in some parts, but she is not a self-motivated actor. The director has to coax it out of her.
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Old September 11 2010, 01:31 AM   #29
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^ A lot of actors came across bad in the prequels, I think mainly because Lucas is a bad director who only cared about the special effects and moving his story forward. The actors were just chess pieces to him.
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Based on the script Portman would be perfect for the character.
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