Gravity loses lead, gains another?
Gravity tried to get Angelina Jolie to join the production twice and had to move on to another actress, now it seems as though they're in the same boat as news arrives that Natalie Portman has turned down the role as well. Now it's that great feel good feeling of being passed onto the next candidate.
Sandra Bullock is up next for the offer according to reports and I'm sure none of these actresses are concerned about who has come before, just how they can make it their own and if it works for them. Personally I wonder if Bullock will accept it, because it could be a superb role for her.
However the initial pitch of the role sounds a lot more diluted these days. Originally it did start off being pitched as being a female led story which focuses on the one character for the entirety of the film, but then we learnt that there would be a leading male star in the film too, Robert Downey Jr., although to be fair he doesn't last too long and the lead female is soon on her own. Finally we heard that it's going to be 3D and a struggle for the character to leap from one piece of space junk to the next to get to the space station. Sounded like a platform game and much less a strong character piece.
The actresses that have been associated with the role include Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, Blake Lively.
So would Sandra Bullock be a good choice? Well I think so, she is a strong character actress despite some of her more well known roles being a little light and fluffy. When someone talks to me about Bullock the actress I always think of two roles that show just how good she really can be, Crash (Filmstalker review) and 28 Days. She'd be an equally strong choice for the lead don't you think?