Gravity Director Admits Initially Casting Jolie And Downey Jr.


Could you imagine outer-space movie Gravity with Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey, Jr. as the main actors instead of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney? Well, apparently Jolie and Robert were first choice for Latino director Alfonso Cuaron.

Cuaron revealed that he originally cast the two superstars first, but eventually changed his mind. Now, for the first time the director revealed that Jolie’s schedule was simply too hectic and she couldn’t wait for Cuaron to deal with the technical issues so she quit. As for Robert, the award-winning director said that he simply didn’t fit.

“It became very clear that, as we started to nail the technology, or narrow the technology, that was going to be a big obstacle for his performance… I think Robert is fantastic if you give him the freedom to completely breathe and improvise and change stuff. (But) we tried one of these technologies and it was not compatible.”

“We (had a) week that we pretended as if nothing was happening and then we talked and said, ‘This is not going to work. This is tough,’” Cuaron said.

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