[UPDATE: Apparently the “scoop” that I shared below may not be such a scoop after all. Here’s the latest.]
Ever since Alfonso Cuarón directed A Little Princess, I’ve been excited about his work. Since then, he’s given us Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series), and Children of Men… all impressive in certain ways. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
So today’s news at /FILM is intriguing…
Jolie left Wanted 2 to star in Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller titled Gravity. Okay, let me give you guys a minute to catch your breath and calm down, I know this is all coming a bit fast — yes, Cuarón, the master filmmaker behind Children of Men, the best movie in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as the classic Y tu mamá también, will be directing a space thriller, written by his 28-year-old son, Jonás (The Shock Doctrine).What’s it about?
According to Vulture, Jolie will play the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth. She will be the only actor on screen for most of the movie. Oh, and did I mention that Jolie isn’t along on the ship? Jolie will also be playing her daughter.