Rachel Weisz Projected to Replace Angelina Jolie in 'Gravity'

Rachel Weisz

Words are, director Alfonso Cuaron is also planning to trim down the budget since it is not Jolie who will star in the film.

"Gravity" is still alive though Angelina Jolie passed the project. Despite report that Warner Bros. gets a problem to find an actress to carry the film, Alfonso Cuaron reportedly has had a candidate to fill the lead role and she is Rachel Weisz.

It is not known yet if the director has had a talk with the "Agora" star, but Latino Review says "producers are interest(ed) in meeting Weisz for the role very soon." Beside Weisz, a lot of other actresses have reportedly tested for the same part.

Cuaron is additionally said trying to trim the movie's budget since Jolie will not star in it. As it has been reported before, the "Salt" actress was expected to "hold the screen and draw an audience to an $80 million film" but she refused the job. Robert Downey Jr. has already been attached to "Gravity", and despite his credibility, his role is quite small and he was never planned to carry the film.

"Gravity" will focus on a female astronaut and her team leader on a remote space station as the other team members have got wiped out by a debris field from an exploding satellite. The female heroine's attempts to return home to her child will be the main highlight of the story.

Beside set to serve behind the lens, Alfonso Cuaron writes the script for the sci-fi thriller along with his son Jonas. Principal photography may start in 2011 after Robert Downey Jr. completes "Sherlock Holmes 2".

Rachel Weisz is best known for her portrayal of Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in "The Mummy" and its sequel "The Mummy Returns". She recently appeared in "The Lovely Bones" and her acting can next be seen in drama "The Whistleblower" and thriller "Dream House".

© AceShowbiz.com

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    Sep 05, 2010

    rachel could hav played leigh anne tuohy in blind side instead of sandra bullock even sandra bullock was good but the film might hav good if it has rachel weisz in it

    Sep 05, 2010

    rachel weisz could play opposite george clooney in this movie they could make good on screen couple

    Sep 05, 2010

    Angelina Jolie is exciting in everything she does -drama/action, but especially action. I was really looking forward to this pairing of Cuaron, one of my favorite directors, with my favorite actress Jolie. I wish it would still happen. Rachel Weisz is a good substitute, though.

    Sep 05, 2010

    LOVED LOVED this book! very exciting.

    Sep 04, 2010

    Rachel is a great choice. So is sandra bullock. Anybody except angelina. I am tired of her. Salt was boring and she looked like a skeleton wearing a wig.

    Sep 04, 2010

    I agree with you, Thomas. Sincerely it me has fed up that for everything love Angelina Jolie - dislike -. There are better actresses and undoubtedly Rachel will be able to overcome this brand of 80 million spectators. I trust in her and hope agrees. Rachel Weis RULEZ! (;

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