GRAVITY is an upcoming highly anticipated sci-fi drama film co-written, produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mamá También). The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts in a damaged space station.
Cuarón wrote the screenplay with his son Jonás and attempted to develop the project at Universal Pictures. The project found traction at Warner Bros. instead and the studio approached multiple actresses (Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman) before casting Bullock in the female lead role. Robert Downey, Jr. was also involved as the male lead before leaving the project and being replaced by Clooney.
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.