'Gravity' (2012) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón 3D sci-fi space thriller

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  1. Aragorn

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    According to some stories, Jolie turned the role down twice.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Yep that's what I read as well.
     
  3. jefferiestubes8

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    Re: 'Gravity' (2012) casting news

    The Hollywood Reporter is a reputable publication.
    It's website has a blog called 'Risky Business'. From Monday:
    September 6th, 2010
    http://riskybusiness.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/06/natalie_portman_gravity_alfonso_cuaron/
     
  4. Aragorn

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    Downey could just play the female role too, right? ;)
     
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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.
     
  7. Aragorn

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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. :)
     
  8. Hyperspace05

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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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    ^ 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.
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    Based on the script Portman would be perfect for the character.
     
  11. Teelie

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    Sure, why not? He's already played an Australian actor playing a black actor playing a black man in Vietnam. He can pull off merely getting a sex-change this time around no problem I'm betting.
     
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    His schedule needs to fit in 'Sherlock Holmes 2" though so he couldn't even if he wanted to lol.
     
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  14. JarodRussell

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    This "Earth stops spinning and loses gravity" thing is a fucking joke, right? :wtf:
     
  15. Teelie

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    It's movie science and anyone who knows anything about movie science knows that it's about as accurate as most "based on real events" stories. In otherwords, there's a grain of truth to it somewhere but the majority of it is just embellishment and fake.
     
  16. scnj

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    Sadly no. But it's also the other movie.
     
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    Solaris II: The Quickening!
     
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    Okay...if Clooney is aboard this movie is going to be awesome. I'm already excited about this but yeah that'd be an excellent replacement for RDJ.
     
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