Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman has been offered the lead role in Alfonso Cuaron's new film Gravity, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

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Co-written by the Children of Men director and his son Jonas, Gravity tells the story of a woman stranded on a space station. Angelina Jolie recently dropped out of the film. Robert Downey Jr. has committed to a supporting role.

Gravity is set to begin filming at the end of January.

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Portman next stars in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan, which received critical praise at the Venice and Telluride film festivals and will hit theaters on Dec. 1.