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It's the battle of the space vixens.

Blake Lively
and Scarlett Johansson are vying for the chance to star in the outer space thriller 'Gravity,' a Warner Bros. film co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron ('Children of Men'). Robert Downey Jr. is attached as the male lead.

According to HeatVision, 'Gravity' revolves around astronauts repairing the Hubble telescope who are hit with an avalanche of satellite junk; the surviving astronaut must fight her way back to Earth, where she hopes to reunite with her daughter. Johansson and Lively both have tested for the female astronaut role in the last few weeks.
It's the battle of the space vixens.

Blake Lively
and Scarlett Johansson are vying for the chance to star in the outer space thriller 'Gravity,' a Warner Bros. film co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron ('Children of Men'). Robert Downey Jr. is attached as the male lead.

According to HeatVision, 'Gravity' revolves around astronauts repairing the Hubble telescope who are hit with an avalanche of satellite junk; the surviving astronaut must fight her way back to Earth, where she hopes to reunite with her daughter. Johansson and Lively both have tested for the female astronaut role in the last few weeks.

Initially, the project was set up at Universal for Angelina Jolie, then moved to Warners and lost Jolie when the studio didn't want to pay her $20 million fee. The studio next looked at Marion Cotillard, who tested for the lead role. But, according to HeatVision, Lively and Johansson now appear to be the likeliest candidates. A decision will be made in the next couple of weeks, and filming most likely will begin early next year.

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