Movie fans have been waiting quite awhile for Alfonso Cuaron to deliver his next picture after the highly-acclaiemd "Children of Men." That film will be the sci-fi thriller "Gravity," but it has been delayed over casting issues.
Currently, Robert Downey, Jr. is the big name attached to the project now, but his role is a supporting one to the main character, a female astronaut who veers off course while trying to repair the Hubble telescope. At one point, Angelina Jolie was expected to play the role, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, her $20 million asking price was deemed to high by the studio behind the flick, Warner Bros. Now, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively (who WB knows intimately from her work on "The Town" and "Green Lantern") are battling for the role. It's unclear which actress will land the part, but depending on their schedule, the 3-D film could begin shooting as early as next year.