Angelina Jolie drawn by Gravity
NYMag.com reports that actress Angelina Jolie has passed on appearing in WANTED 2, a proposed sequel to the 2008 action hit, for Universal Pictures. Apparently, she preferred another project that Universal had developed for her, but the studio put it into turaround – and she decided to follow it to Warner Brothers, when that studio eagerly snatched it up. The project is a science fiction effort titled GRAVITY, which will be directed by Alfono Cuaron (CHILDREN OF MEN). The space thriller, written by Cuarón and his 28-year-old son Jonás, will cast Jolie as “the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter.”
Apparently, Universal’s problem with the story is that it would feature Jolie alone on screen for most of the running time, rather like Sam Rockwell in MOON. No matter. David Heyman (HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS) will produce GRAVITY under the Legendary Films banner for WB.