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Robert Downey Jr. confirms role in Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY, set to shoot this year

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 3rd, 2010

When news first hit of Alfonso Cuaron’s next film, GRAVITY, no one either knew exactly what the film would be about, nor when (or if, at the rate the guy picks projects) we would exactly get a chance to lay our ever waiting eyes upon the probable brilliance he will lay before us.

Now, according to one Robert Downey Jr., the filmmaker may be getting it ready to go faster than any of us previously thought.

While having an interview with MTV for the hotly anticipated IRON MAN 2, Downey not only confirmed reports linking him to the film, but that the film is set to shoot this summer or early fall-- before Downey goes in front of the cameras for the Guy Ritchie's sequel to last year’s hit, SHERLOCK HOLMES.

The film follows a group of astronauts who attempt to reboard their ship after they were tasked with repairing the Hubble telescope. But when a Russian satellite implodes, forming debris that leaves the astronauts like sitting ducks.

All in all, the film could be about three people reading the phone book directed by Cuaron, and I would be completely in. So hearing that the film is allegedly action-packed, and one hell of a thrill ride (based on script reviews, like the one from The Playlist), has me really excited to see just what this filmmaker can do with what seems to be a rather straightforward action film.  Cuaron is a masterful filmmaker who crafted one of the last decade’s best, CHILDREN OF MEN, so I’m waiting with baited breath for his next outing.

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