Johansson To Join Cuaron’s “Gravity”?

Scarlett Johansson has “verbally agreed” to star in Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi epic “Gravity” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures reports The NY Daily News.

Set during an orbital repair mission, the story follows a male (Robert Downey Jr.) and female astronaut (Johansson) who are outside when debris from an exploded satellite threatens the rest of the crew.

Originally developed at Universal, Angelina Jolie was recently attached to star in the female role but left around the same time Universal passed on the project.

Cuaron (“Children of Men,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) will direct and co-wrote the script with his son Jonas. Filming kicks off shortly in London.