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Robert Downey Jr. loses Gravity but finds Girls

11.17.2010

You'd think after the acclaim that filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron received for CHILDREN OF MEN (not to mention what some say is the best HARRY POTTER so far), he wouldn't have such a hard time with his sci-fi thriller GRAVITY.

But the project went through nearly every female biped on the continent searching for an appropriate actress, and has now lost its male lead.

Robert Downey Jr. has reportedly drifted away from the space-based survival drama, but has been pulled in by Fox's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS.

While that might sound like a belated sequel to his 1987 romcom THE PICK-UP ARTIST, it's actually an adaptation of youngster Alec Greven's book about dealing with the opposite sex.

The project is being "reconceived and developed as a Downey vehicle," which makes sense as Greven was nine years old when he wrote it. Downey will also produce along with wife Susan.

Meanwhile, GRAVITY is still after Sandra Bullock to play a woman trying to get back to Earth after an orbital disaster, and will now also seek a replacement for Downey.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone ever tell you that you have the face of a Botticelli and the body of a Degas?
Source: Heat Vision

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12:25PM on 11/18/2010
And why are they trying SO hard for Sandra Bullock? Unbelievable...
And why are they trying SO hard for Sandra Bullock? Unbelievable...
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12:13PM on 11/18/2010
Hollywood needs to stop putting good actors in shitty movies. I have no doubt Mr. Downey Jr will be great in this but it doesn't save the fact that the mere concept of adapting a self help book by a 9 year old is a bad idea. And why can't Cuaron get any respect, Guiellermo Del Toro is great but Alfonso Cuaron is just as if not more capable a filmmaker.
Hollywood needs to stop putting good actors in shitty movies. I have no doubt Mr. Downey Jr will be great in this but it doesn't save the fact that the mere concept of adapting a self help book by a 9 year old is a bad idea. And why can't Cuaron get any respect, Guiellermo Del Toro is great but Alfonso Cuaron is just as if not more capable a filmmaker.
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10:38AM on 11/18/2010
fuck me. losing downey and chasing bullock is no way to make a movie I'd want to watch
fuck me. losing downey and chasing bullock is no way to make a movie I'd want to watch
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2:59AM on 11/18/2010
I don't think this movie is going to happen. Apparently, Cuaron has inherited the Terry Gilliam curse and everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Shame.
I don't think this movie is going to happen. Apparently, Cuaron has inherited the Terry Gilliam curse and everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Shame.
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9:36AM on 11/18/2010
I was thinking exactly the same.
I was thinking exactly the same.
2:38AM on 11/18/2010
I don't understand why this movie can't get made.
I don't understand why this movie can't get made.
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2:33AM on 11/18/2010
I don't understand why this movie can't get made.
I don't understand why this movie can't get made.
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12:40AM on 11/18/2010
Well this sucks. Was really looking forward to seeing him in this. The other movie does sound cool and I'm sure it'll be good because Downey Jr doesn't waste his time with bad projects.
Well this sucks. Was really looking forward to seeing him in this. The other movie does sound cool and I'm sure it'll be good because Downey Jr doesn't waste his time with bad projects.
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12:35AM on 11/18/2010

Meh

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12:22AM on 11/18/2010

Meh

As long as nothing interferes with his Iron Man/Avengers and Sherlock work load I can't say that I care. I'll see "HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS" and simply hope it's better than the disappointing Due Date.
As long as nothing interferes with his Iron Man/Avengers and Sherlock work load I can't say that I care. I'll see "HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS" and simply hope it's better than the disappointing Due Date.
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