George Clooney Takes Gravity

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George Clooney has secured the male lead in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, ComingSoon.net has confirmed.

The film, a science fiction story about astronauts trapped in space, already has Sandra Bullock attached for the lead. Clooney’s part was long-connected to Robert Downey Jr, but the Iron Man star stepped out of negotiations recently.

Cuarón, who famously supplied the sci-fi drama Children of Men and directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is expected to begin production on Gravity soon, aiming to shoot and release in 3D.