Sandra Bullock Could be the Next Star of “Gravity”
From being a foster mother of a troubled athlete, Sandra Bullock will likely soon become an astronaut.
The actress is in negotiations to star in “Gravity,” the outer-space thriller that will be directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the filmmaker who had previously known for his works, such as; “Children of Men” and “Y tu mama tambien.” Beside directing, Alfonso Cuaron also co-wrote the script with his son Jonas.
The Academy Award-winner is reportedly very close to seal the deal on the movie, and if it’s really happening, 46-year-old Bullock will have the role of an astronaut struggling to get home from space opposite Robert Downey Jr.
Apparently, the “Speed” actress was not the first choice for the movie. The role was almost given to one of several other lovely leading ladies, including Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.
Warner Bros. offered the role to Jolie first, but things didn’t pan out due to salary issues. Meanwhile in Portman case, the negotiations were on and off, until the studio decided to look for another strong female lead, which finally landed in Bullock’s lap. Bullock is also in talks to star in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” an adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel that would star Tom Hanks.
We’re excited to see you again, Sandy!
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