Downey Jr to lead 3D sci-fi `Gravity`

By March 15, 2010Newswires

Downey Jr to lead 3D sci-fi `Gravity`
by Simon Reynolds

Robert Downey Jr is circling the lead role in Alfonso Cuarón`s 3D sci-fi film Gravity.

According to Deadline, the Sherlock Holmes star will play the leader of a team housed on a remote space station. When the outpost is hit by a damaged satellite, the crew is killed leaving Downey Jr`s character and a female astronaut stranded in space.

The Warner Bros movie, which Cuarón penned with his son Jonás, will film in London this summer and be released in 3D. Angelina Jolie had been linked to the movie but dropped out when the project left Universal.

Downey Jr can next be seen reprising his role as billionaire superhero Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, opening in the UK on April 30.

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