Gravity is an upcoming techno-thriller film co-written, co-produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts in a damaged space station.
Cuarón wrote the screenplay with his son Jonás and attempted to develop the project at Universal Pictures. After the rights to the project were sold, the project found traction at Warner Bros. instead, and the studio approached multiple actresses before casting Bullock in the female lead role. Robert Downey, Jr. was also involved as the male lead before leaving the project and being replaced by Clooney.
Gravity is set to open the 70th Venice International Film Festival in August 2013 before being released on October 4, 2013. Its North American premiere is scheduled to be shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.