Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone, tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Did you know?
Robert Downey Jr was the original choice for the male lead. However, when the technology of the movie was clearly identified, the creators of the movie felt that it would be a big obstacle for his performance. He is undoubtedly an immensely talented actor, and is fantastic when given the freedom to completely breathe and improvise and change stuff, but his style was not compatible with the technologies used in the movie. In the end, the choice of George Clooney was perfect because he could exude charm, add A-list cachet, and stick to a script. Read More