Goodbye Angelina Jolie, Hello Natalie Portman? Actress Set For "Gravity"  

Natalie Portman's performance in the upcoming "Black Swan" (due out in theaters Dec. 1) from director Darren Aronofsky is being praised within the festival circuit. Now, Warner Bros. pretty much offered her the "Gravity" role that Angelina Jolie pulled out of recently according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Gravity" is being described as an epic survival story and will be directed by Alfonso Cuaron. The director co-wrote the script with his son Jonas. This $80 million 3D survival story has the "no man is an island" theme similar to "Cast Away" with Tom Hanks. So, majority of the screen time will showcase Portman, although Robert Downey Jr. signed up for a supporting role.

THR also reported that WB offered the part to Portman without requiring any screen test. The actress is expected to read the latest draft of the script and will make her decision very shortly. Portman beat out potential leads Scarlett Johannson and Blake Lively.

"Gravity" is expected to go on production in January 2011.

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