Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively want to star with Robert Downey Jr. in Gravity

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

This is an odd bit of news.  Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson are both up for the lead role opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY.  Typically, when a role is down to two or three choices, the public never hears about it, but it looks like this time we’ll know what could have been.  It’s also surprising that Johansson is up against someone like Lively, considering the Johansson has a lot of film success  under her belt while Lively is really just getting going.  But given the appeal of this role, I have to assume that the script from Cuaron and his brother Jonas is pretty impressive, especially considering it already has Downey attached to it.

The film is about two surviving astronauts that are the lone survivors after a meteor shower destroys their repair mission.  Downey is one of the astronauts while the two ladies are vying to see who will play the other.

Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively

Source: Heat Vision

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